Project Details

Student/s: Petros G. Lazaridis, Alexandra Marantidou, Despoina Papastergiou

Date: September 10, 2016

Just like something can inspire an author for writing a book, in the same way a book itself might be a source of inspiration. Feelings and emotions arising upon reading might be the reason for the desire to bring them out in one of the art forms. The aim of the exhibition is to present such examples while in the same time to present the inspirational projects as well. The classification is according to the forms of art. Music, photography, painting, cinema and literature-poetry are being selected as a representative sample of the forms of art. The aim is to create five modules with the same design principles, which differ in certain characteristics to create different spatial qualities and respond to needs. These features relate to transparency, openness and organization of exhibition space. The decision to create a building rather than multiple autonomous units has created the need for a gradual change in the characteristics mentioned above by creating intermediate hybrid spaces. A series of experiments were being held for the better understanding of the way of change. Using sugar as a base and adding water to it or increasing its temperature, we observed and recorded the gradual change of properties, such as transparency, porosity and density of the material.
Three-dimensional diagram Voronoi was used as a tool for morphogenesis. The differentiation of the space is achieved through the materiality, change of density and the subsequent treatment of each area. On the whole, the installation consists of a single space frame defined by a set of points that have been placed on the site. Depending on the use and needs of each section, these points change in location and number, and therefore thickening or thinning of the web is being made in order to organize the space and form the equipment. The extroversion of the space is changing by gradually filling the surfaces of the polygons. This feeling is firstly enhanced by the use of transparency and then by replacing it with an opaque material. Moreover, the different feel to each space is achieved through the gradual deterioration of the strict edges of the geometry, creating at the end an organic form. Three main materials are being used in the building. The space frame consists of a metal structure, while the packing is of transparent glass. The opaque filler element, as well as the configuration of the organic polymer is constructed with the technique of 3d printing. The construction is made of prefabricated parts, which are all linked together on the site.

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