”Uluru” modular concrete seating by Shiro studio

Concrete modular seat which looks like a micro-landscape.

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Shiro事务所位于伦敦,Uluru系列为该事务所为意大利品牌Metalco设计的一套用超高强度混凝土制作的模块化座椅。

The “Uluru” collection by London-based Shiro studio for Italian brand Metalco has been conceived as a modular and sculptural family of seating elements made of UHPC, ultra high performance concrete.

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Shiro事务所的Andrea Morgante解释道:“我热衷于设计符合人体力学的宁静形态,让人们可以自然地用不同的姿势坐在不同的地方。公共座椅不仅要为人提供舒适的座位,更是人与环境联系的纽带。”

Andrea Morgante of Shiro studio explains: “I was interested in generating a serene form that could gently relate to the human body whilst seating in different postures and positions. Public benches have somehow the noble responsibility to connect people to the surrounding environment and in the same time to offer a comfortable rest.”

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Uluru雕塑型座椅的靠背从平整的椅面上缓缓生长而成,自然而舒适。当把不同的座椅模块组合到一起的时候,就可以得到一座大小和外形可变的长椅,仿佛是一个连绵起伏的微缩景观。

Uluru’s sculptural identity begins from a plain surface that is gently pulled vertically to create a comfortable backrest support. Each component is modular so when connected to each other they form a continuous, sculptural micro-landscape that can vary in size and configuration.

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这套座椅不仅可以用来休息,还可以化身为游乐场,为人们提供娱乐。凭借着对空间天生的好奇心,儿童可以在雕塑座椅上尝试不同的位置和坐姿,感受到无穷的乐趣。

Playfulness is also a very important feature: in public spaces benches can become an improvised playground, allowing children to explore different seating postures whilst engaging with their innate spatial curiosity.

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“超高强度混凝土的可塑性对于Uluru系列的设计制造来说至关重要。”Morgante解释说,“我们希望可以充分探索和利用这种新型材料的潜在特性,创造一种轻盈,富有流动性又强韧的形态。在常高强度混凝土导管的使用下,我们可以精确地制造出仅有20毫米厚的混凝土结构。”

Uluru座椅的完成面几乎没有孔隙,其质感比起一般的混凝土,更接近花岗岩。除此之外,超高强度混凝土还使座椅更加抗压耐磨,且有更强的抗热冲击性和耐紫外安定性。

“The availability of UHPC was also a crucial factor during the design development of the Uluru collection” Morgante explains. “We wanted to fully explore and challenge the vast potential of this innovative and versatile material through a form that could emphatically communicate lightness, strength and fluidity. UHPC ductal allowed us to create an incredibly light yet rigid concrete structure, just 20 millimetres thick”.

The nearly non-porous surface allows Uluru’s final finish to be closer to polished granite than normal cast concrete. Compression strength, abrasion and thermal shock resistance and uv stability are among few of the qualities that are closely associated with uhpc.

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