Stacked I


Bram Vanderbeke



Black Column

Extruded Expressions

Control Totems

Stackable Stools

New Primitives I

Double Pyramid


Stacked II

Fat & Regular Pyramid

New Primitives II

Extruded Expressions



Behavioural construction elements


‘Extruded Expressions’ is a shape research for a series of bearing columns with more than just a structural support function. Bram Vanderbeke’s construction elements have an added distinct behavioural, even emotional quality. Designed for public spaces such as airports or train stations and inspired by urban landscapes, they create a space within a space, each linked to a different function. The multiple levels of the Absorbing Column soak up sound and light, creating a quiet niche. The Connecting Column, a place for two people to lean against, encourages conversation. The Highlighting Column is a bright, sound-directing column: a spotlight for people who like to be seen.



Picture by Ronald Smits