Extruded Expressions



Behavioural construction elements


Extruded Expressions is a proposal for behavioural construction elements.

The objects materialize a research into bearing columns, aiming to transcend their basic function of supporting and to add social, environmental and emotional qualities. Extruded Expressions could be divided in three sub-concepts, all with their own particularities. The Connecting Column’s shape, on the one hand, encourages private conversation, allowing two individuals to lean comfortably against it. While, on the other hand, Absorbing Column consists of multiple levels that soak up the surrounding sound and light, creating a quiet niche, a personal pause. The Highlighting Column is, on the contrary, a bright, sound-channelling structure, a stage for people with an urge to be seen and heard.



Picture by Ronald Smits