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Plinth

An architectual concept re-imagined for the contemporary world.

A plinth serves as a base for vertical architectual elements like columns. It is a connecting element that structures and formulates the relationship between the low and the elevated spatial areas. Throughout architectual history, this concept has been bearing cultural expressions, reflecting the specific values, the world view and contextual functionality of it’s time.

Fascinated by the immanent significance of this concept, I had a look into our daily habits and routines in order to uncover opportunities for a re-imagination of a contemporary plinth.

Plinth manifests itself as a serving spatial element, ready to be loaded with both light and heavy objects meant to stay or to be parked temporarily.

Plinth’s semantics reflect our humane industrial age – sharp geometry meets sensory stimulating colours.

The edgy, minimalist structure and it’s footprint aid in the object taking a stance – the low hight however transforms the top surface into a stage for the objects placed on top, referring to the origin and it’s spatial role.

5 sheet metal plates – 2 bent and 3 straight, carefully measured and connected to create an intriguing interplay of lines and proportions.

Plinth features both a large top surface to load heavy stuff onto – like a 3D printer – and a drawer to fill.