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THE TURTLE FIVE

Paramodular at Aedes Network Campus, Berlin 2012

The Turtle Five is the first built work of the recently formed Berlin-based group, Paramodular. The Turtle Five serves as a shelving unit, stage, backdrop, sofa, and chair storage, creating a new reading, social, and presentation space for the Campus. As a shelving unit, it has both a static and a mobile module. The shelving geometry of the modules begins with the idea of configuring a recurring distribution of volumes based on the DIN-C paper envelop format. The intention of implementing this modular paper standard is for Aedes to house their collection of books, CDs, and other publications and objects. This implementation was driven by a parametric script that not only considered the proportionally divisible standard of the DIN format, but that also considered an anomaly in the form of the unique face dimension of the ongoing series of 182 mm x 175 mm Aedes exhibition and event catalogues. The shelving units are ultimately organized by three ribbons that aim to provide its users the ability to catalogue and associate distinct subject matters.

Commissioned by Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell for the Aedes Network Campus Berlin Concept: Luis Berríos-Negrón 
Design: Stephen Form and Miguel Prados Sánchez
Project Manager: Miguel Prados Sánchez
Fabrication: Miguel Prados Sánchez, Luis Tomás-Gallardo, Luis Berríos-Negrón

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