Monday, 31 May 2010

Design Studio - Elena Manferdini

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Final project
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The project is a reinterpretation of the current Loggia, designed by Andrea Palladio, surrounding a gothic Basilica, situated at the Palazzo del Signori in Vicenza, Italy.
The formal language of the new fa├žade design is inspired by both gothic architecture and byzantine art, and created by the manipulation of lines.

The formal line work is generated in 3d software and translated into architectural elements, using extrusion, blending, lofting and weaving. Unlike Palladio’s Loggia did, this reinterpretation is trying to blend the new interior to the reinterpretation of the loggia by the line based design, resulting in a fluent movement connecting both interior and exterior.



Line drawing front view


Impression of the design, a reinterpretation of Palladios former loggia for the Basilica in Vicenza.


Render eye perspective


Render front view facade


Render entrance area


Render of detail: stairs



3-d print: top view


3-d printed model in site model: Vicenza, Piazza del Signori



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Exercise 3: strands
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In collaboration with Lusine Miribyan


3-d print of half facade


3-d print of half facade


Render of facade addition


Render of front view


Render of concept sketch



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Exercise 2: folding surfaces
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In collaboration with Lusine Miribyan.


Model picture - manipulating the surface


Model picture - light


Model picture - basic concept - inside


Model picture - basic concept - outside


Digitizer - Rhino - Render in Maya


Model picture - entrance area



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Exercise 1: masses & volumes
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In collaboration with Lusine Miribyan



Detail picture of 3-d print - spacial quality in facade tissue


Picture of 3-d print - modular facade tissue


Drawing front view

Drawing axometric view

Modules & Perspective view


Form study of modular system


Form study of modular system - close-up


Form study of modular system - hierarchy


Graphic impression


Graphic impression

Computational Design - StereoKaleido

In collaboration with Evelina Sausina.




Sunday, 30 May 2010

The Contemporary Detail | BMW Gina


Picture of model. Front view of outer facade. Materials: Laser cut sections, fine steel mesh, stocking.


Picture of model. Inner facade.



Line drawing. The design of a part of a building facade, inspired by the tectonic qualities of BMW Gina.


Line drawing presenting the components and the relationship between the components of the design.


Render of the digital model showing the outer facade of the design.

Render of the digital model, showing the inner part of the facade design.


Line drawing showing movement of BMW Gina door. And a vision about the mechanical components of the door.


BMW Gina: concept car.



BMW Gina: concept car. Detail of fabric covering the mechanical components of the car.