Ways Of Reinforcement

The structures of building are usually well hidden and therefore beyond common awareness, although we are surrounded by them everyday in an urban environment. These hidden structures are formed by a unique hybrid material, a combination of concrete and steel, where concrete guarantees compressive strength and steel provides tensile strength in form of a reinforcing mesh using a minimum of material.

The project is aiming to make reinforcement visible. It highlights the qualities of two components complementing each other and shows the beauty, that lies in elements of urban construction revealing, what is normally concealed. The series shows that reinforcement does not have any preconfigured limitations and that concrete itself does not have a given form, but can be molded into any shape imaginable.   

As reinforcement exists in different ways: as sheets, reinforcing bars and even different kind of fibers – each stool makes use of a different way of reinforcement.