M-Velope - 2012 - ongoing
Project Coordination: Jeffrey Turko
Project team: Pavel Hladik, Christina Doumpioti
Engineering Consultants: ARUP London - Giulio Antonutto, Luca Dellatorre
M-Velope sets out to challenge the notion of the two dimensional building façade through the deployment of multiple and varied enveloping conditions. Producing a thickened threshold with the outcome offering varied spatial provisions. Transforming the homogeneous experience of inside and outside into an overlapping of multiple interior and exterior heterogeneous spatial conditions. This varied spatial condition is achieved through the combination of Membranes of varied materiality and the
The Steel Mesh provides three primary criteria for the M-Velope. It provides the self-supporting structure, it also sets out the spatial divisions through the twisted ruled surface logic, and finally through the materiality of the mesh a provision of screened conditions initiates a porous visual gradient between interior and exterior conditions. In addition the twisted surface logic also articulates the visual framing that connects the
The Membranes further articulate and accentuate the spatial divisions and visual screening conditions set out by the logic of the Steel Mesh Structure. Providing diffused and varied conditions of light penetration as well as a gradient of spatial hierarchies.