Uninspired by the working space? Getting frustrated by the noise, no personal space, and an uninspiring environment? Image working at the forest, at the top of the mountain, or by the beach on a sunny day, only to realize that you have never left your office in the first place! Introducing FLEXIA, a new approach to material less office. With cutting edge hologram technology, flexia is an all-in-one solution for architects. A two-piece unit consisting of a ceiling mounting projector and floor-based podium is easy to move around and adjust to any space, be it an office or inside a living room.
All tools and hardware are replaced with a digital counterpart, in a fully self-created environment that maximizes the user’s potential allowing them to focus on the task at hand. Furthermore, flexia is designed as a personalized unit that allows for both individual uses, as well as an immersive experience of cooperative work with users brought together into one virtual space. Additionally, interoperability with any external device allows wider audiences to experience the benefit of flexia.
But it does not stop there. This device is a dream come true, quite literally as an integrated 3D printing system allows for any digital object to be printed into the material world. In that way, architects and other professionals alike can balance out between material and digital space. While on standby mode, flexia can be used as an everyday object, with integrated lighting features and a base that can be transformed into the holographic display, giving new dimensions and dynamics to any interior space. Ultimately, flexia closes up the design process by integrating a technology that melts the printed object, leaving no waste and returning recycled material into motion.
Envision, design, communicate, share, print, use, and recycle! Flexia, bend your reality!
Architecture is traditionally a material profession: its ultimate goal is to have a physical result. However, with the technological development of the last decades, many tasks within the field that were once considered solely “material” such as drawing, modelling, meeting, have shifted into the immaterial sphere.
This raises the questions whether a future architecture office could be eminently material-less: no paper files, no hand drawing, no physical model making, and all the rest that are essential elements of a present architectural practice. In a context of co-working, flexible working or remote working, is there room for the space-consuming needs of architects? How can architects minimize their workflow, special and material needs?
Kristijan and Savo are two young architects from Serbia and Montenegro passionately venturing through the world of architecture and design. Kristijan received Master’s degree at the Politecnico di Milano and is currently working as an architect at Arhi.pro and Youth by Arhi.pro. Savo graduated from University of Podgorica and he is working as an architect at Doding, a furnishing and interior design office. Dimitrije completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Belgrade and is currently enrolled in the Master’s degree at TU Delft. He works at Arhi.pro and is one of the co-creators of Youth by Arhi.pro, an under 30 forward-thinking team of architects and engineers with a specific design approach.
Kristijan Dapčević, Montenegro, architect, Non Architecture Competition community member;
Savo Radović, Montenegro, architect, Non Architecture Competition community member;
Dimitrije Milic, Serbia, architect, Non Architecture Competition community member.