Belu is conceived as an autonomous single-celled body that allows for multi-functional use; as a table, counter, chair, container, or simply as a surface to lean on, rest on… With the dynamic complex geometry of a fluid volume, Belu is able to generate varying adjacency conditions in its direct relationship with the human body. Belu is not just an object for display, but a dynamic gesture that spatially defines its surroundings whilst serving a variety of functions.
In a re-visitation of the original concept, these unique geometries of Belu have been maintained yet scaled down in all three dimensions. This series affords Belu further possibilities of direct intervention within the domestic environment.Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Designer: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu
Project Team: Maha Kutay, Tarek Shamma, Melissa Woolford Program: Commission for a seating area
Client: Kenneth Schachter
Project year: 2005
Photographs: Zaha Hadid Architects