amsterdam-based polylester studio, led by gabriel lester and martine vledder, introduces light-hearted design into the engineering hanger of fort vijfhuizen in the netherlands. the UNESCO world heritage site is one of forty-two defensive positions of the obsolete defense line of amsterdam. to accommodate the location’s re-purposing to an arts and culture center polylester developed ‘the movables’.
suggestive of playful construction games, ‘the moveables’ invites event hosts and visitors to creatively assemble the space. a range of architectural elements, all placed upon simple wheels, are easily arrangeable to serve any need or function. bright yellow paint accentuates each ‘moveable’, and references a ray of light being cast onto the volume.