CREATING CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS BEYOND IMAGINATION
DESIGN-ASSIST SPECIALTY MANUFACTURER
FORMA Beyond inspires architects and designers to go beyond their visions. To ask, what if, their craziest ideas can actually be made into reality? Our artists can create custom surfaces with virtually any look, texture, color or patina. We also make absolutely believable commercial replications that border on duplication and not only look and feel like their real counterparts, but vastly outperform them as well. Our hand-crafted products are made to meet the intents of the architects and designers at the budgets of the builders and owners.
CONCEPT DESIGN MANUFACTURING INSTALLATION
FORMA Beyond can supply complete concepts, designs and samples. We work in a wide variety of composite materials to best suit the unique requirements of each project. Once approved, we manufacture the looks using our 5-axis CNC capabilities, expert mold-making technologies and coloring artistry. And we install everything we make.
The FORMA Beyond process is efficient and helps clarify architectural projects. It provides the architect and designer with the exact aesthetic they desire, removes the installation burden from the builder and produces low cost and beautiful installations.
FORMA Beyond creates it products from Class A fire-retardant high-impact urethane foam, Epoxy Cold Cast™, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG), Epoxy Resin or Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) depending on the physical and technical requirements of each application.
Hand sculpted from GFRG, this gypsum "Egg Desk" will serve as the command station in the new Fenway Tower 2 reception lobby. Desk includes complete inner wooden casework all manufactured by FORMA Beyond.
FORMA Beyond GFRC C-Channels grace the new Celtics and Bruins ProShop in the historic TD Garden, Boston, MA. Authentically replicated with Cold Cast™ nuts and washers, the GFRC C-channels have the surface texture of real steel, are 4-times lighter - allowing for simple installation - and will not rust.
To achieve the Kintsugi look (golden joinery), we custom molded, textured and colored a special blend of GFRC to closely replicate black granite with a continuous labyrinth of bronze-filled cracks. Shown in Dark Gray with Bronze. Alloy Condominium, Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.
Custom wall panels in rough sawn wood replications made from light weight, fire retardant Class A high-impact foam. Framed with custom heavy flaked Epoxy Cold Cast™ steel angle bracket replications complete with bolts and washers. Berkshire Bank, Middleton, MA.
Class A 15" high-impact foam C-channels (0.34 PPF), complete with rivets, combined with Class A high-impact foam Vintage Pavers in Weathered White Wash - painted with the Fuel America branding elements. Worcester, MA.
Authentic cold rolled and welded 30' steel trusses, replicated in Class A foam (at 105 pounds per 30' truss), complete with lite flake texture, gussets and rivets. Photo courtesy: Rival House, Grand Casino, Hinckley MN.
FORMA Beyond designed and manufactured the precast pilasters and lintels complete with an Egg-and-Dart motif.
FORMA Beyond created this custom lobby sign for Bixby International combining wood beams, replicated in Class A fire retardant, high-impact urethane foam with their vibrant logo, machined from real wood, and coarse wound aluminum screening.
Applications, Features, Benefits
- Custom replications of any natural material including wood, stone, brick, metal, concrete, tile
- Accurately replicate any character, color, surface texture or patina
- Used in walls, floors, ceilings, beams, decorative structures, sets, veneers
- Lightweight for ease of transport, fabrication and assembly
- Doesn't absorb moisture or mold or create dust when abraded
- Flexible, able to bend to contoured surfaces
- Color and character are integral to the panel so won't wear off
- Highly durable for use in high traffic commercial applications
- All surfaces available Class A high-impact fire retardant foam, Cold Cast, Epoxy Resin, GFRC, GFRG and UHPC
- Can be easily repaired on site