Arthur Mamou-Mani chats with Design and Build Review’s Lucy Ingham about the architect as the maker, collaboration in far flung places, and the future role of digital technologies in an ever-changing built environment.
‘While the at times otherworldly structures that his practice produces may seem removed from more traditional parts of architecture, he sees digital fabrication as a key part of architectures future, providing an antidote to what he sees as a growing separation between design and reality.’
We are delighted to announce that we have been listed in the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlist for ‘Emerging Architect of the Year’! Featuring imagery from two of our projects; our Wooden Waves interiors, and the Galaxia temple built at Burning Man in 2018.
So happy to reveal Conifera – 700 biobrick 3D printed using bio-plastic mixed with wood. A big thank you to the amazing team!
Thankyou to everyone who supported, donated and contributed in any way. We finally delivered after 8 months of hard work. Follow our journey here.
And we are off! Our journey into Burning Man begins, Temple Galaxia coming soon to a Burning Man near you.
We are so happy, humbled and honoured to announce that we will be building the Temple Galaxia at Burning Man 2018.
We’ve launched our Polibot in ARUP! Our team is operating our Polibot Cable Robot which transforms the room into a digital fabrication machine. Here is 3D scan of the whole exhibition, lots of great projects to explore!
We’ve won the RIBA Journal Rising Star Award.
This year’s award includes many young practices as well as architects who moved into project management, diversified into digital fabrication or took up charity work. While no one would advocate another financial crisis, it is often said that they breed creativity and spur on new thinking. The 2017 Rising Stars cohort is a testament to that. Let’s see where they take it over the next 10 years.
See Arthur’s talk at NEXT BLD on Constructing (and deconstructing) buildings with cable robots.
The future of construction will be in robotic technologies. This revolution in the way we make buildings will impact not only how we design but how we think. We would like to anticipate this inevitable shift and lead it towards a positive robotic age. An age in which Robotic technology is simple, affordable, environmental and connected to our ancestral knowledge of materials. An age in which the architects, engineers and contractors will need to work more closely together, no longer in silos, and bring back the golden age of cathedrals and master-builders, in which the relationship between design, technology and construction was not segregated.
Current construction robotics are based on decade old robotic arm used for the car industry, they scale with difficulties, are expensive, and rely on material deposition. Following up on the open-source collaborative movement, which gave rise to disruptive innovations such as the RepRap 3d printer, we are developing a new kind of cable construction robot, The Polibot, working at an unprecedented large scale, merging the stadium spidercams with the delta pick and place open-source technology.
Arthur Mamou-Mani will introduce the Polibot, a robot capable of constructing and deconstructing buildings, demonstrating the cyclical nature of the building process and how demolition can be anticipated in the spirit of our new circular economy.
We’re in the running for another award! This time it’s for our beautiful 3D Printed Smoke Stool as 3DPC Finalist 2017 in the exhibition of the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2017.
The DNA of Making – Robotic Construction & Deconstruction
We’ve just won Popular Choice in the Pop-Ups & Temporary category – Architizer Awards 2017. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way and to all who voted, what a beautiful dream Tangential Dreams has been for us!
We’re delighted to be shortlisted as Top 5 as Computational Designers for the Resonet Pavilion in the Architecture + Color category
Our Director Arthur Mamou-Mani is LIVE in Berlin for the launch of Workplace Hub by Konica Minolta. He’s part of the panel discussing the Future of the Workplace on topics including AI, IoT and possibilities of what technology can do for us. Check out the video below
It’s an exciting day for us here at Mamou-Mani, where we’ve been nominated for 2 projects for the Architizer A+ Awards!
We’re an A+Awards finalist for our Burning Man project Tangential Dreams – and you can help us become a winner!
We’re the Computational Designers for this project ResoNet Pavilion as an A+Awards finalist – and you can help us become a winner!
Vote for ResoNet Pavilion in the Architecture + Colour category here! #ArchitizerAwards (vote.architizer.com)
We’ve been featured in an exclusive video by Konica Minolta.
From enabling architects to build even more imaginative structures to helping break down the geographic limitations of the workplace, new technologies are changing the way people – inside and outside Konica Minolta – work in a more connected and collaborative way.
Discover the trends and influences redefining the future of work from our partners and wider industry thinkers (in order of appearance) Arthur Mamou-Mani, Stefan Ebner and Erfan Saadati.
See work in a different light.
Find out more at www.kmspotlight.com
We’ve been shortlisted for the Holocaust Memorial in London! Collaborating with heneghan peng, we’re the Computational designers working along with Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Event, Sven Anderson, Bartenbach, Arup, Bruce Mau Design, BuroHappold, Turner & Townsend, PFB, Andrew Ingham & Associates and LMNB.
Tangential Dreams is live here at the Burning Man Festival 2016! What an achievement and thankyou to the team who made this dream possible.
Read about it here in Dezeen, selected one of the best structures
We are in the New-York Times!! link to article: www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/future-house-3-d-printed-and-ready-to-fly.html
We’re live on Kickstarter! Be part of the Tangential Dreams project and help us expand our approach to Architecture:
Watch our keynote lecture at FabCon: “Making Spaces, The Rise of Parametric Design and Fabrication in Architecture”:
Fab.Pub (Fabrication Publique) Our “Make-it-Yourself” Space is open to the public, book our laser cutter and 3D Printer now:
After an intense period of live testing, our second permanent installation at Buro Happold Engineering, The Flying Leaves, is finally published! More info: https://mamou-mani.com/flyingleaves/
Mamou-Mani Architects has just set up a Joint Venture with our long time collaborator Toby Burgess Design ltd to work on an architectural project. Our name? A+T Partners. More soon on http://aplust.co
We’ve just completed three projects at the Burning Man festival with our University of Westminster students. More Info: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/architecture/2015/architecture-students-showcase-talent-at-the-burning-man-festival-2016
Happy New Year !
Here is our greetings showing the permanent piece that we are installing at Buro Happold’s new Headquarters next month. More Info: https://mamou-mani.com/BuroHappold
We have just submitted a proposal for the Dalseong Sports Hall Competition in Korea win collaboration with Hoffice, more information.
The 3D Printing Pop-Up Studio is up in Shanghai Xintiandi Shopping centre, more information
Karen Millen’s stores in Asia have installed Chinese New Year’s lanterns, more information.
Arthur is giving a lunchtime talk on digital fabrication on the 30th April at Buro Happold
The Magic Garden is finalist for the A+ Award in the category Pop-Up! Please help us win by voting on the public platform: http://awards.architizer.com/public/voting/?cid=11
Our design for the RIBA Shanghai window display with James Cheung and Suzanne Li of Arup Associates revealed in Building Design today: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/
Happy New Year!!! We wish you an inspiring 2014. Let’s reach for the stars. (image from: https://mamou-mani.com/EcoResort/ )
Visit our Karen Millen XMas Window Display on Regent Street, London. This is our 5th collaboration with Karen Millen!
This is the top part of a 1.1m high, 250kg 3D printed sandstone shrine for a private client. The geometry is driven by the traditional Indian Vastu and should bring a bright future to the owner! More info soon
Mamou-Mani will collaborate with ARUP Associates (James K. Cheung and Suzanne Li) on the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project.
The pictures of the Karen Millen Autumn/Winter 2013 Press show are now online – more info: https://mamou-mani.com/kmpressshow/
We just came back from the Burning Man Festival where we built two structures with our DS10 students – more info: https://mamou-mani.com/BurningMan2013
Arthur Mamou-Mani’s picture of Goma, D.R. Congo are available on the Architectural Association’s new photo library website.
We are moving in July to Stoke Newington a.k.a. “Stokie”. Excited!
Getting ready for the big ride: Cycling from London to Paris this week-end with the L2P gang Sharon Toong, Kris Leung, Maria Sobrino, Martin Six, Joe Chung,Howard Lam, Timothy Tan and Nick Chung.
‘The Magic Garden’ installation by Mamou-Mani is part of the Regent Sreet Windows Project 2013 organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). It will be displayed from the 15th April 2013 to the 15th May.
Arthur Mamou-Mani and Phil Cook from Simply Rhino just gave a three days Rhino+Grasshopper class to Heatherwick Studio’s modelling group.
Mamou-Mani has been commissioned to design and build a contemporary “Vastu” temple with a private client in Switzerland. Below is an old picture of the beautiful Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, India.
Mamou-Mani is working with Banbury Walker Studio and Imagination on an International Exhibition project.
Happy to take part of the round table tonight at the UCL-Bartlett’s NEXUS event organized by Jose Sanchez.
Currently looking for a site of outstanding natural beauty within 50 minutes of London to design the house of a private client. This one in East Sussex was particularly beautiful.
Arthur has been invited by the AGD group (Actuating Geometry in Design) for a workshop in Taipei, Taiwan. more info: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2998546/AGD_ws2_poster.pdf
Adam Holloway, Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson and I are very happy to announce the release of Silkworm, a plugin that translates Grasshopper and Rhino geometry into GCode for 3d printing.
Paul Cowell from Simply Rhino and Arthur Mamou-Mani have just presented Jon Mirtschin’s Geometry Gym IFC tools at Zaha Hadid Architects. IFC is a Grasshopper and Rhino Plugin that links GH parametric models to Revit and Vasari through the IFC language by OpenBIM.
Mamou-Mani is proud to start some consultancy work for the “Entertainment Architects” Stufish (Mark Fisher Studio).
Arthur Mamou-Mani will be a consultant for the international Architectural practice Woods Baggot and will work on a high profile confidential project. He will be working under the umbrella of the Tectonic IP network.
After a lot of debates with my friends and family and after realizing that Häagen-Dazs did quite well even with a weird name, I decided to keep my real name for my architectural practice. Bye Bye Arthur Mani Architects (AMA), Hello Mamou-Mani Architects (M-M_A) ! Thank you for all the advice and for saying that my name “runs trippingly on the tongue!”
Jack Munro, one of our DS10 student and collaborator at AMA was featured in the BDonline blog. He also won the “Shoaib Mahmad Rawat Student Award for the Best Design Project in the Master of Architecture” and is nominated for Silver Medal this year!
More info and registration: http://www.simplyrhino.co.uk/
Arthur will be teaching a Generative Jewelry Workshop at the Goldsmith Centre, London with Andres Gonzales of Rhino Fab Lab and McNeel.
More info and registration: http://www.simplyrhino.co.uk/
Arthur is giving a talk this Friday for Medio Design.
He will talk about his teaching experience through his research activity at WeWantToLearn.net group, several projects at Proctor & Mattews Architects and his more recent projects at his own studio (Grasshopper, Processing, 3D printing…).
Arthur will be teaching at the AA-Tel Aviv Visiting School on the 20-26th January 2012.
Register now for the beginner and advanced Grasshopper 3D workshops.
More info and registration: http://www.simplyrhino.co.uk/
Very happy to announce a two days long Processing workshop at the Metropolitan Works, a great venue for digital design and fabrication tools. The tutor is KARTSTEN SCHMIDT, creator of the famous Toxiclibs library and of PostSpectacular, a London based design studio and consultancy.
More Info and registration: https://mamou-mani.com/?p=1423
Very happy to announce that Toby Burgess AAdipl.(2008) and I will be teaching Diploma Studio 10 (number tbc) at the Westminster University School of Architecture and the Built Environment. This is our blog in progress with the initial brief: http://wewanttolearn.wordpress.com/
After a little bit more than a year of design development, selecting a local Architect (Studio Shiockwave) and contractor, the construction has finally started in Jaffa !
More info: https://mamou-mani.com/?p=715
I am now an official Maxwell “Xpert”: http://think.maxwellrender.com/xperts.php?id=29
Two years after graduating, I finally managed to bind my Diploma portfolio into a book. I will try sending a copy to Oscar Niemeyer as soon as I find a way and to Gerard Fournier at the French Communist Party for all his help.Find out more about this project on: Green Re-Articulates Red I recommend binding at Hollingworth and Moss, ask for Dave Everall (http://www.hollingworthmoss.co.uk/thesis-binding.htm).