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Furniture on wheels creates Moveable interior for art center

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The Moveables are pieces of furniture on wheels that can be used to reconfigure a space
The Moveables are pieces of furniture on wheels that can be used to reconfigure a space
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The Moveables were designed for the Kunstfort Vijfhuizen arts center
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The Moveables were designed for the Kunstfort Vijfhuizen arts center
The Moveables are pieces of furniture on wheels that can be used to reconfigure a space
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The Moveables are pieces of furniture on wheels that can be used to reconfigure a space
The arts center measures 8 x 35 m (26 x 115 ft)
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The arts center measures 8 x 35 m (26 x 115 ft)
There are two tiered "stages"
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There are two tiered "stages"
The tiered stages double as cloakrooms
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The tiered stages double as cloakrooms
There is a meeting space
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There is a meeting space
The units can be arranged for different types of events, such as exhibitions, talks or meetings
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The units can be arranged for different types of events, such as exhibitions, talks or meetings
The units can be used as a means of dividing up the space
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The units can be used as a means of dividing up the space
There are four tables
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There are four tables
The meeting space can double as a presentation space
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The meeting space can double as a presentation space
The Moveables allow users to be creative about how it the space is configured
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The Moveables allow users to be creative about how it the space is configured
The moveable nature of the units is similar to construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris
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The moveable nature of the units is similar to construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris
The projection wall has built-in storage space
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The projection wall has built-in storage space
The units can be arranged for dinner and workshop configurations
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The units can be arranged for dinner and workshop configurations
The units can be arranged for reception and presentation configurations
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The units can be arranged for reception and presentation configurations
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The last thing you want from a multifunctional event space is for it to be constrained by the design of its interior, so one art center has foregone any interior at all. Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, instead fills its empty space with moveable architectural and furniture units.

Kunstfort Vijfhuizen is located at Fort Vijfhuizen. The decommissioned fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is said to be one of 42 forts in the defense line of Amsterdam. The art center makes use of the 8 x 35-m (26 x 115-ft) space afforded by one of the fort's old military engineering hangars.

The Moveables, as the collection is appropriately called, were designed by PolyLester and is aimed at providing a flexible and multipurpose interior for the old hangar. While the idea is reminiscent of reconfigurable spaces such as the Small Home Smart Home in Hong Kong and the Kinematix office space, it offers more adaptability by virtue of its elements being freestanding on wheels.

There are a variety of different types of units that can be arranged within the space for hosting different types of events, such as exhibitions, talks or meetings. There are four tables, a reception desk, a projection wall with storage space, a meeting room unit and two tiered stages that double as cloakrooms.

The moveable nature of the units is similar to construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris
The moveable nature of the units is similar to construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris

Each unit was designed to be multifunctional. The wardrobe and storage units can be combined, for example, and the reception desk has shelves and folders and space for two people to sit and work. The units can also be used as a means of dividing up the space.

In addition to serving the needs of the arts center at different times, the Moveables allow users to be creative about how it the space is configured. The moveable nature of the units is similar to construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris, with the design of the units contributing to this sense. They are geometrical and clear-cut in shape and volume, with a stark white and yellow color scheme.

The units can also be used outside and can be stored outside if they are not needed for a certain event. Elsewhere, the hangar boasts six industrial lights that hang from the ceiling, the height of which can be adjusted by way of a motorized system.

Polylester began work on the Moveables project in 2014 and, following some delays as a result of funding and architectural issues, it was completed recently.

Source: Polylester

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