S-ONE embarked on its journey in 1994 as a manufacturer and distributor of aluminum profiles, glass panels, and a range of products aimed at revolutionizing aluminum doors and windows.

The brand’s dynamic presence at various expositions facilitated invaluable dialogues with numerous architects, culminating in its pivotal inclusion in this year’s Architect Expo’s Thematic Pavilion. This collaboration was more than just a meeting of minds; it was a melding of visions, aiming to sculpt new experiences for spectators through the meticulously crafted aluminum products by HAS design and research.

The genesis of this project was an initial exchange between the brand and architectural visionaries, centered around the concept of ‘Future.’ This theme reflected the brand’s dedication to ongoing development and its ambition to impress visitors with cutting-edge design innovations alongside the showcased products.

This journey led HAS directly into S-ONE’s production facilities and warehouses, where they discovered the technique of bending aluminum into curves, making the material appear more contemporary and intriguing. This exploration marked the inception of an idea that cleverly integrated the ‘S’ from S-ONE’s logo, reminiscent of the infinity symbol, into the design narrative.

Among the plethora of S-ONE’s product lines, KIN, an aluminum louver commonly employed in wall adornments, ceilings, or sunshades, was chosen. In the Pavilion, KIN was elevated to the primary material in virtually all design aspects, transforming the aluminum louvers into multifaceted architectural elements.

HAS selected Type–G, measuring 44.45 x 44.45 mm, to craft expansive structures characterized by undulating patterns. KIN’s arrangement fostered curves along the framework, conjuring the image of an extensive art installation from afar, encouraging boundless creative exploration.

In terms of collaboration between HAS and S-ONE, the partnership was characterized by mutual development and support. This collaborative effort spanned from the inception of the brand’s initial concepts through to the architects’ feasibility research, and extended into the development of installation methods, intricate details within the design, and comprehensive structural calculations concerning weight, safety, transportation, and setup.

This systematic and coordinated approach significantly shaped the final visualization of the project, guaranteeing an impeccable representation of the Pavilion.

With the brand’s open-minded perspective and understanding of developing and transforming their products according to the designers’ intended use, the architects were granted substantial creative freedom – a crucial factor in pushing the Pavilion’s highly distinctive identity. S-ONE itself shared the vision that their aluminum products could be developed and applied in various ways.

HAS’s implementation of the KIN product across different areas of the space will enable users and architects who choose to design with it to perceive new possibilities arising from a familiar material. The application extends to other components of design work, including various interior architectural elements.

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