project coordination: Jeffrey P. 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 faŤade 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 self-supporting structural steel mesh. The Steel Mesh provides three primary criteria for the M-Velope: i] the self-supporting structure, ii] the spatial divisions through the twisted ruled surface logic, iii] the materiality of the mesh initiates a porous visual gradient between interior and exterior conditions. The Membranes further articulate and accentuate the spatial divisions and visual screening conditions set out by the logic of the Steel Mesh Structure.
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