Personal website of Mania & Hamia
In collaboration with: Margit Weiss
the project focused on the design of an intensely programed, thickened and inhabitable facade. Techniques for swelling to provide for structural depth, circulation, program and enclosure was developed. Techniques through digital modeling, fabrication/ rapid prototyping, hand modeling and assembly were developed. the aim was to set up a strong relationship between digital design and digital fabrication.
The facade mirrors the functions of the building. As we have calm and more vibrant spaces within the building, on one hand reflects and on the other hand satisfies the needs of the inside. The restaurant, foyer and entrance, which are full of activities and have no urgent need of natural lightning, are mainly covered with modules with lots of ribs – they catch the eye and create a changing view from inside. The office spaces, which need a calm atmosphere and plenty of daylight, are mostly covered with elements that provide bigger holes.