project coordination: Jeffrey P. Turko, Daniel Coll I Capdevila
project team: Pavel Hladik, Mattia Gambardella
The Mm-Tent project presents a new type of working space that is a spatial experience of modulating light and varied transparencies. Embodied in a lightweight perforated umbrella structure. Easily deployable, the Mm-Tent rests delicately in place supported on its stiletto like vertical elements into a sculpted base. The minimal fabric patches combine together into a lattice like surface that sculpts the space into defined zones that can be occupied. This is then defined further in combination with a sculpted base of occupiable surfaces that can be used for sitting and resting.
The levels of transparency between spaces change as one moves around and through the Mm-Tent. Offering a multitude of privacy from view for the occupier. The latticed volume creates varied diffused light conditions, modulating light much like the canopy of a tree. Producing a gradient of light conditions for users that need minimal light for the use of computers and brighter light conditions for reading. The structure of the Mm-Tent is an umbrella structure. Rods act as compression members that create the flexible skeletal system for the Mm-Tent. When unfolded it snaps into place with the fabric patches supĀporting the structure much like muscle in tension.