Bridge Bench-a curved folded bench

This project is a bench made entirely from one sheet of flat aluminium which is folded and fixed to its final position. Using curved folds I tried to achieve an optimal relationship between strength, material constraints, folding limits and aesthetics.

This project is a bench made entirely from on e sheet of flat aluminium which is folded and fixed to its final position. Using curved folds I tried to achieve an optimal relationship between strength, material constraints, folding limits and aesthetics. 
The form of the bench allows face to face seating.
Testing the strength of the bench proved it was stronger than expected.
concept paper model
Our CNC router at work.
assembly of the routed aluminium.
prototyping curved folds
Bridge Bench project
 
Folded aluminium sheet bench.
 
photographs: Jenny Stratonowitsch
 
Special credits:
 
Hans Sachs
3A composites
Ethan Kerber
 
Project was done as a part  of the "Master in Comptational Design and Construction" program in the University of Detmold, Germany
 
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