This Rotated Column was designed by students and constructed during the last weeks' TEK1 workshop at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
[Rotated fabric-formed concrete column]
It is easy to see the principle behind Rotation Column: the formwork tube is rotated to create a spiral shaped column. The top and bottom are rigid boxes to supply contrast.
The formwork membrane is attached to the top and bottom and furthermore zip-tied to the reinforcement inside.
[Detail of the formwork before the pour. The series of wires is actually a very simple and strong way to make a seam in fabric formwork. The to ends are rolled up and pinched with twisted metal wire or zip-ties]
The team had to use a heat gun to strike the formwork stuck in the concrete. At the end a wonderfully soft-looking column came out.
The Rotation Column (Draped Concrete) was part of the TEK1-concrete workshop in 2013.
Members of the Team: Alexander Egebjerg, Aron Wigh, Markus Nilssen Kinstad, Albin Arvidsson, Lea Møller, Dahlia Dudas
Supervisors: yours concretely, Finn Bach and Tenna Beck