LAVA

LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE

EIGHT POINT.ONE

  • Client:
  • EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Location :
  • Munich, Germany
  • Partners:
  • designtoproduction Germany
  • Status:
  • Built 2011

ABOUT

EIGHT Point.One was a modular solar charging station for electric vehicles, based on a dihedral arched framework. The project was developed on behalf of EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG in Süßen.

The idea of a marketable and innovative product evolved within the design team in extensive discussions at the beginning of the project. Right from the outset, EIGHT’s management focused on an individual and easily recognisable concept for the top-end market sector creating a mark through its individual and distinctive design.

Through the design process, a dihedral arched framework was developed, assembled from planar elements thus producing a simple push-fit assembly. In close collaboration with designtoproduction Germany, LAVA was able to develop an intricate system that exploits the possibilities o current industrial manufacturing techniques in metal construction with integrated 3-D data sets and automatic laser cutting (two axis).

The result is an innovative two-way arched surface structure, which, with its efficient production and simple assembly, is able to meet the most variable demands. The framework, entirely made out of aluminium, can be easily dismantled and be recycled.

 

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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope