FORMICA FOR MORE
A STATE IN PLAY, SINGAPURAL 2018
The project was a collaboration between Formica, the pioneer of Laminates and Superstructure in creating the central pavilion at SingaPlural 2018. We decided to approach laminate as a material itself rather than what it has established itself in. The project looks at its innate qualities, inherent strengths and weaknesses, and even the production process to discover potentially new application methods for the revolutionary material.
Each individual strip in the pavilion is created by laminating a core of bendable plywood and two layers of Formica laminates – tapping into the tensile strength and flexibility of the Formica, and tempering its brittleness by bonding it with the bendable plywood. These strips form the base of the self-supporting grid shell pavilion.
Formica for More