”FLOW” Short Back
“FLOW” – a product series which creates a fluid material life cycle minimizing industrial waste. This project began with the awareness that everyday recycled construction materials are disposed then new construction begins, a so-called “scrap and build”. In this situation, we shed light on the most used and at the same time disposed building material LGS ( Lightweight Gauge Steel ) , a material normally used in framing systems throughout the interior wall structure. It is an attempt to a new approach where we design and construct space with the assumption that it will one day be deconstructed, hence utilize and design with a material and process that holds the highest purity. These post-demolition building materials are then reused and reclaimed to reconstruct new furniture after deconstruction with a minimum number of components. This product series “FLOW” came to life from this process, with the assumption of deconstruction in mind, challenging in realizing fluid material life cycle that prevents any kind of industrial waste disposal.
Photo: Masayuki Hayashi