Made of 3D printed white ABS; green, blue and black paint; base of CNC milled travertine and mastic.
been estimated that the average age of a building in the Gulf region is
5 years, and the average lifespan of a building is 20 years.
design acknowledges the need for select nodes of seeming permanence in a
perpetually changing world. The tower, which stands on an unspecified
rock in an undetermined desert within the GCC, would act as a 'filter'
of the subtly abrasive but unrelenting dust and sand present at the
setting, which would permeate and transcend through its ribbed torso, a
slow and extended performance that would gradually begin to weather and
wear off the tower's various stratum of paint, layer by layer, revealing
the green below the black, blue below the green, and the white core
below the blue. This process would take years, decades, to complete. The
layers would reveal themselves unevenly, dependent on the whims of the
prevalent winds and its changing environs. In time the tower would
reflect - celebrate - its age, and in its ever morphing/ amended
presence, become a connective link between generations...
A Collection of 3D printed rings, made of silver, brass, bronze, and gold, designed to carry and display hors d'ouvres at a cocktail party... Designed for a food & design related collaboration in Minnesota...
This blog is maintained and predominantly written by Dr. Thomas Modeen, partner of Architects Independent, which he founded with his wife Maysaa Al-Mumin in Kuwait in the Fall of 2008. The practice also has a base, and its origins, in London, where it's known as Independent Architects, which is headed by Paul Brady and Eng Ling Ho. The blog aims to provide a personalized outline of all our practice and discipline related escapades.
ArchitectsIndependent/ Independent Architects are a research based architecture and design practice that retains a equal and collaborative footing within both practice and academia, with strong links to various academic and research facilities around the world. Our current interest involve the use of various computing based design methods and tools in the realization of physical builds (using both subtractive and additive CAD-CAM methods).