Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree

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From the architect. Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, completed a room-sized, nature-inspired canopy titled, ‘Vana,’ for the India Design Forum exhibited in The Brick House in New Delhi.

Read what the architects’ had to say after the break…

Or2 Project Wins Good Design Award / Orproject

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Designed by Orproject, their Or2 project, which is a single surface roof structure that reacts to sunlight, won the 2012 Good Design Award. This award, which is known as the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program, is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.  Special software components have been developed in order to create the shapes and to generate the cutting schedules so that the beauty of Or2 is its constant interaction with the elements, where its appearance is unique at each moment of the day. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Ban’ Pavilion / Orproject

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Constructed for Design Week 2012, the ‘Ban’ pavilion draws inspiration from floral petals in the way the shape of the flower is created by its bent petals. Designed by Orproject, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Busan Opera House Proposal / ORPROJECT

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ORPROJECT shared with us, Anisotropia, a proposal for Opera House based on Klavierstück I, a composition for piano by director Christoph Klemmt. It is based on a twelve tone row which is repeated and altered by the different voices in order to create complex, rhythmic patterns. More images and project description after the break.