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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

FoFoFo – Folding Forbo Folie in Porto, Portugal by Alexandre loureiro

 
June 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alexandre loureiro

For the WIP13 (Work in Progress 2013) competition under the Projecto Casa event, one was challenged to build a 2X2m stand that could express a innovative and experimental use of some particular construction materials. Linoleum, a versatile product used many times in domestical spaces, has a wide range of application in the architecture of spaces due to its unique characteristics that can render to the surfaces a high quality and comfort to the domestic environment.

Image Courtesy © Susana Neves

  • Architects: Alexandre loureiro
  • Project: FoFoFo – Folding Forbo Folie
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Susana Neves

Image Courtesy © Susana Neves

Nevertheless, the tridimensionality of the product Linoleum has often been left out and unexplored by architecture. The object FoFoFo is a \”folie\” that tries to explore the tridimensionality of Forbo’s linoleum product taking advantage of its physical characteristics (2X25m) as well as its mechanical and chromatic nuances to build a experimental voluptuous space.

Image Courtesy © Susana Neves

The object is made out of MDF in a simple reticulated structure in which the linoleum sheet of 25meters long is folded across the entire structure in a single sweep: up the wall, ceiling and down to the floor. The subtle use of the linoleum sheets forming a series of voluptuous waves that can render a unique and distinctive image where one could explore the tridimensional meshes and textures confers the uniqueness of this stand/installation.

Image Courtesy © Susana Neves

FoFoFo is an ephemeral or temporary stand is a environment friendly making use of recyclable and natural products (such as MDF and Linoleum) that can easily be assembled and/or disassembled due to its intuitive wood joinery with no need for glues or screws.

Image Courtesy Alexandre Loureiro

Image Courtesy Alexandre Loureiro

Image Courtesy Alexandre Loureiro

Image Courtesy Alexandre Loureiro

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