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Tue 13.9.

‘Just fold it’ screen by Kutarq (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 13.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Just fold it' screen by Kutarq

Ahead of next week’s Feria Hábitat Valencia fair (20 – 24 September), Kutarq, the Valencia-based practice established by the architect and product designer Jordi López Aguiló has just realised this perforated, modifiable screen intended for outdoor use. Aptly named ‘Just fold it,’ the screen ‘takes different spatial configurations depending on the angle between each module.’

'Just fold it' screen by Kutarq

About the screen:

 

‘One interesting point of this design is its flexibility: we can disassemble the modules in order to store and transport it (separated parts take up very little space). According to the characteristics of space partitioning, we can choose the number of modules to increase or decrease the length of the screen. Perforations on the surface generate less wind resistance; thereby stability increases and at the same time we obtain a slight visual permeability. To keep rigidity of the pieces, hole diameter decreases as it approaches the edge. This variable porosity creates a visual effect that varies with the angle and distance at which we are situated.’

model of the 'Just fold it' screen

various configurations of the screen

porosity diagram

'Just fold it' screen by Kutarq

'Just fold it' screen by Kutarq

 

to Kutarq’s website