Julian Ribler – Plinth
Passive heating systems are constantly evolving and becoming ever more present, yet in the field of public construction, the need for radiators is recognised as predominant in large open spaces. This provides an opportunity to rethink the traditional radiator archetype and its integration as an architectural element in symbiosis with passive heating systems. Plinth is a reinterpretation of the traditional radiator typology that bridges the gap between seasonal use as an object of heating and comfort and a year-round sitting solution. In collaboration with Zehnder, the design is based on a modular construction system that allows freedom of customisation.