Situation Room by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a light-weight, ultra-thin self-supported
shell structure. The overall form is composed of 20 spheres, combined to create an enclosed experience in tension, a sublime dialogue between the comfort of the known and an uneasy clinical interaction with the unknown.
The space is augmented with resonant sounds by artist Jana Winderen's propagating across the surface via transducers. By highlighting ten locations around the globe, one's experience is curated through an envelope which exposes an individual to the exterior through both sound and porosity. A resonance between experience, form and structure manifests itself through structural stress flows which create continuity between elements while revealing one's interaction with the space.
The physical form of the structure is comprised of 3 columns, 20 spheroids, 21 flares, and 26 structural nodes. The fabricated skin encompasses an area of 168,520 square inches. In addition, there are 1,673 unique parts that create the overall composition. Also integrated into the design are 28 tubular light sources and 10 cylindrical sound transducers. Together, these components generate an intricate, intriguing, and inviting design installation.
Spatial envelope, acoustic-membrane, structural-performance, assembly-parts and distributed lighting are unified and amalgamated through a coat of neon-effect, blurring one's perception of the known.
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