180,00€ – 890,00€
As part of a seminar in the winter semester 19/20 at the Tectonics in Timber Construction Department, 15 designs with the questionable topic of “supermarket” were created.
On closer inspection, the apparently unwieldy building type of the grocery store reveals facets that lead us to fundamental questions of architecture: manual work versus standardization, beauty versus functionality, expensive versus cheap.
The proposed usage concepts differ radically from conventional supermarkets. For example, one project offers second-choice vegetables, which are otherwise plowed at the end of the season. The hall could stand in the middle of the fields on the outskirts and only be accessible by bike. Its construction is reminiscent of a classic supermarket, but on closer inspection it is more of a barn.
In times of climate change and advancing technology, timber construction in particular provides a basis for a new aesthetic that is fed by prefabricated elements (post bases, nail plate trusses, ventilation pipes, etc.). The use of these materials was investigated and our understanding of “beauty” expanded …
Student project: Friederike Hermann, Céline Lauer, Lisa-Marie Monreal, Technical University of Kaiserslauten, faculty of Architecture, Studio Jun.-Prof. M. O. Zitzelsberger.
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BLACK FLOATER FRAME
A floater frame will give artwork the illusion of floating inside the frame without touching it, made of black laquer wood certified as sustainable.
NATURAL OAK FLOATER FRAME
A floater frame will give artwork the illusion of floating inside the frame without touching it, made of 100% solid oak wood from Italy and certified as sustainable.
BLACK BRUSHED ALUMINIUM FRAME
A classic frame for the work, 100% aluminium, acrylic glass and rings attached to the back.
NATURAL OAK FRAME
A classic frame for the work, made of 100% solid oak wood certified as sustainable, with rings attached to the back.
A1 (59,4 x 84,1 cm) – N° ../12, A2 (42 x 59,4 cm) – N° ../24, A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) – N° ../48
Natural oak frame, Black brushed aluminium, Unframed, Black floater frame, Floater frame in natural oak