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PRACTICING AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION

12 LOUIS VUITTON

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecturePhotos: Stephane Muratet

Pop-Up Store | LOUIS VUITTONSelfridges, London | August 24th 2012

Collaboration Louis Vuitton – Yayoi Kusama
Executive architect: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, LLC

Innovation: world first carbon fiber self supported #shell applied to architecture.
#UltraThin and #lightweight #structure without need for any primary structure.

Inside/out: (photos by Stephane Muratet)

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY LOUIS VUITTON YAYOI KUSAMA Pop Up Store Selfridges London Carbon Fiber Architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

LOUIS VUITTON’s released videos:
Louis Vuitton unveiled an extraordinary take-over of both Selfridges’ legendary windows and its ever-changing Wonder Room.
http://youtu.be/0SB1RJ-g9po
Watch the transformation of the Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Concept Store that happened over several nights at Selfridges
http://youtu.be/oSrmWYPM
The extraordinary documentation of Selfridges building facade being transformed into a veritable piece of art…. :
http://youtu.be/_m7a5YmAl6Y
The poem ‘Love Forever’, written by Yayoi Kusama, inspired the 24 windows that grace Selfridges in London
http://youtu.be/HKK88NW4

130118_LV_TOP_VIEW_B130118_LV__Plan_Section_Combined_01130123_LV_AXO130117_LV_Exploded_Axo_Board

Making Of: (photos by Marc Fornes + S&D)

2 large gantry CNC

2 small gantry CNC

Vaccum infusion onto planar “marble”

Carbon fiber + resin under vacuum infusion

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Carbon fiber slices water jet cut & scaffold onto a polystyrene form (different from a mold)

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Macro part

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Lamination of local reinforcement

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Electrical networks integrated within surface

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Pre-assembly onto light temporary scaffolding

Pre-assembly: 2 of the 5 sub-shells

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

MARC FORNES THEVERYMANY Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama world first composite carbon fiber self-supported shell structure architecture

Large yet ultra light parts

Client: LOUIS VUITTON
Architect: THEVERYMANY,LLC
Fabricator: S&D
Engineer of record: AKT

#SelfSupported #Shell #CarbonFiber #Composite #Architecture #PopUp #Store #LouisVuitton #YayoiKusama

Keyword: Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Surface, Self-supported shell, Architecture, Lightweight structure, Innovation, Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama, Pop Up store, Selfridges
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