Transforming and growing according to the needs of the user is a key characteristic of modular architecture and design. It’s almost like a collaborative process, with the designer creating a system and the consumer implementing it to suit their needs.
Similar to wooden building blocks, the individual units are simple: a square, a rectangle, a tube—a table or chair. In combination the modules become increasingly complex and customizable, changing to fit the situation.
The exterior and interior walls of this prefabricated home can be easily moved, allowing a the homeowner to customize the space.
Photos: Agostino Osio, courtesy of OMA and Knoll
The 04 Counter is Rem Koolhaas’ signature piece of his line of furniture for Knoll. “Beginning as a monolithic stack of three horizontal beams, the user can rotate the top two beams and transform this wall-like unit into a series of shelves and cantilevered benches—a metamorphosis from a spatial partition to a communal gathering place.”
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