Custom-made

Production methods

01

The original form is either molded out of plaster or produced with the support of a computer. The image model and digital drawings are transferred into a file for the CNC milling machine by a computer. It cuts the pattern into board material. 

02

The plaster- and mill-cast is sealed with a release wax and provided with a forming frame. Subsequently, a liquid elastomer is poured onto the cast to produce the formliner.

03

After the synthetic solidifies, the forming frame can be removed. The high elasticity of the formliner enables a reproduction of the pattern that is true to detail and makes it robust enough to be reused multiple times (up to 100 times).

04

The formliner is glued to the mold and waxed with release agents before the concrete is cast.

05

The formliner can be used at the precast plant and in in-situ concrete.

06

After the concrete has hardened, the element can be removed with no problem. The formliner is ready to use again, up to 100 times depending on the type.

References

Museum für Architekturzeichnung Berlin, Custom-made
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Custom-made
Vorarlberg Museum Bregenz, Custom-made
German Embassy Warsaw, Custom-made
Kantonalbank Chur, Custom-made
Residence Parvenda, Custom-made
Nottingham Contemporary, Custom-made