MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™

PRACTICING AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION

SOM (NY)

still to be updated……

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Few images of a entrance hall project developed for a famous high end hotel brand in Bahrain.

The design is pretty simple and mainly relies on a dramatic “weaved” ceiling: its overall surface geometry – symmetric – is responding to two grand staircases; it is “dressed” through similar tiling (non repetitive) based on a simple mix between a honeycomb pattern and a faceted diamond shape.

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1.6m x 1.6m mock up (1:1) – Fabrication Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NYC
The sample panel was fabricated from 8 continuous folded strips, laser cut from flat sheets (1/16″ thick stainless steel) and welded together (the overall weights around 90 kilos!)

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Originally thought as golden anodized aluminum it was finally replaced with a metallic golden lacquer finish apply once assembled mainly to avoid the maximum of scratches due to processing (laser cut, folding, etc…)

note: many thanks to Lucios Santos for the photos!

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