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Mamou-Mani ltd.

Mamou-Mani ltd.

Mamou-Mani (http://Mamou-Mani.com) helps people and companies create inspiring spaces and products.

1 week ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
#Craft and #Technology for our @Orange #Bridge HQ #Cabanas project.#Steambending #timber (at @xylotekltd with @formatengineers) showing two #fractal scales inspired by natural fibres: a larger scale for structural ribs and at a smaller scale for infill panels. The ribs are formed from straight planks steam bent into twisting geometries that were developed iteratively between digital simulation by the design team and workshop testing on a bespoke adjustable jig, allowing compensation for spring-back behaviour. The infill panels are of thin ash sections steam, laid out, and riveted together in a pattern jig – then re-steamed to impart a second curvature in the panels. Both use English ash wood hand-picked by our workshop team at the @vasterntimber sawmill. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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'It's crucial that we start thinking beyond the timeframe of our projects, where the material comes from, where it is going, how it can be reconfigured... the entire lifecycle needs to be taken into consideration.' Soon revealing #Aurora, our new 3D printed modular installation for the #WasteAge exhibition in the atrium of the @designmuseum, LondonAURORA TEAM:Dassault Systemes’ Design Studio: (Anne Asensio, Fanny Cabanne, Paul-Emeric Roger, Nicolas Senemaud, Jonathan Monfroy, Mathieu Leborgne, Anne-Sophie Bosse, Edmund Bleeda-Vineyard, Hicham Boumankhar)Dassault Systemes: (Florence Bocchi, Liz Sargent, Bernadette Hearne, Theo Vizerie, Daniele Esposito, Stephen Todd)Architects: Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Fun Yuen, Nina Pestel, Chioma Ekwo, Krishna Bhat, Alex Onufriev, Marwan Almeligy, Thomas Vercoustre, Poppy Theron, Lam Man To Ryan)Engineering: Format EngineersFabrication: Fab Pub ltd. (Giovanni Panico, Jonah Maxted, Liam Richards) Superforma (Mattia Ciurnelli) FabLab Venezia (Leonidas Paterakis)Light Design: Seam (Amarasri Songcharoen, Emory Smith, Dan Wan)Installation/Rigging: Light Motif (Rob Mills) ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
'It's crucial that we start thinking beyond the timeframe of our projects, where the material comes from, where it is going, how it can be reconfigured... the entire lifecycle needs to be taken into consideration.' Soon revealing #Aurora, our new 3D printed modular installation for the #WasteAge exhibition in the atrium of the @designmuseum, LondonAURORA TEAM:Dassault Systemes’ Design Studio: (Anne Asensio, Fanny Cabanne, Paul-Emeric Roger, Nicolas Senemaud, Jonathan Monfroy, Mathieu Leborgne, Anne-Sophie Bosse, Edmund Bleeda-Vineyard, Hicham Boumankhar)Dassault Systemes: (Florence Bocchi, Liz Sargent, Bernadette Hearne, Theo Vizerie, Daniele Esposito, Stephen Todd)Architects: Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Fun Yuen, Nina Pestel, Chioma Ekwo, Krishna Bhat, Alex Onufriev, Clinton Mendonca, Marwan Almeligy, Thomas Vercoustre, Poppy Theron, La Man To Ryan)Engineering: Format EngineersFabrication: Fab Pub ltd. (Giovanni Panico, Jonah Maxted, Liam Richards) Superforma (Mattia Ciurnelli) FabLab Venezia (Leonidas Paterakis)Light Design: Seam (Amarasri Songcharoen, Emory Smith, Dan Wan)Installation/Rigging: Light Motif (Rob Mills) ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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The beauty of wood! More teasers showing the process of our @Orange H.Q. #Bridge project in the @xylotekltd workshop: The #Cabanas are made of steam-bent profiles unfolding as straight pieces of timber to minimize waste.Merging computational tools and traditional craft we developed a #parametric method to link our digital files with the fabrication process. (Photo by Martin Phelps)Team Cabana:Architects:  @mamoumani Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Bilal Mian, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Krishna Bhat, Shalom Osuchukwu)Fabrication/Timber Detailing:  @Xylotekltd Xylotek Ltd. (Martin Self, Tom Dawson, Oscar Emanuel, Chris Lemka and team)  Structural Engineers: @formatengineers Format Engineering ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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#mellifera at @fortnums is made of 44 x 3D printed fermented sugar #beehive modules (PLA #bioplastics produced locally at @fab.pub) that we will sell after the @l_d_f_official to help #pollinators through the charity @beesfordevelopment - photos by @carmenvalinophotography ---Some facts and stats on the material we used: PLA can be made from any fermented plant starch (sustainable, renewable sources that are natural carbon sinks). PLA Bioplastics is up to 80% more effective at reducing energy needs (0.49 kg CO2-e  vs  2−3 kg CO2-e for petroleum equivalent.)More than 50% of carbon emission in the U.S. incinerator plants come from petroleum based plastics burning. PLA is up to 30 times less toxic than petroleum based plastics when heated (When heated, PLA gives off a non-toxic chemical called Lactide). PLA is biodegradable (It can degrade naturally over time. Warm temperatures, high humidity and small particle sizes will make biodegradation even faster). Big pieces break down slowly as the microorganisms don't have high surface area available for enzymatic action. If the conditions for fast natural degradation are not met, PLA can be sent in industrial composts to accelerate the process. PLA is therefore a "cradle to cradle" material (it comes from earth and can be brought back to earth without harming natural habitats, including marine habitats). A PLA bottle left in the ocean would typically degrade in six to 24 months. Compared to conventional plastics (which in the same environment can take several hundred to a thousand years to degrade). Soil mixed with composted PLA remains suitable for plant growth despite a slight lowering of PH levels (The optimum pH range for many plants is between 5.5 and 7.5, PLA based soil is within this range). PLA Bioplastic does not contain the hormone disruptors often found in traditional plastics  - bisphenol A (BPA) .   PLA is mechanically stronger (stronger/stiffer) than most petroleum-based plastics. Recycling alone cannot be a long term solution for any plastics: All plastics cannot be recycled forever, they have a limited cycles so we need to think beyond that 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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A video of our collaboration with @louisvuitton for #louis200 the 200th anniversary of the legendary company founder. The piece will soon be auctionned to support young artists."A digital beehive growing from the oak trunk, a porous and three-dimensional #lattice inspired by Louis Vuitton's famous monogram.The hive is made of 3D printed modules. We are using PLA #bioplastics, a biodegradable material created from fermented sugarcanes.From #digitalcraft to circular and #modulardesign, The Hive celebrates #LouisVuitton 's innovative spirit yet addresses our common future challenges."@mamoumani (Arthur Mamou-Mani) @fab.pub (Jonah Maxted) ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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MELLIFERA: THE DANCING BEE HIVESOur new installation opening this September at @fortnums for @l_d_f_officialA combination of factors, including habitat loss, climate change and pesticide use has seen bee numbers devastated in recent years. Research suggests that the UK has lost an average of 11 species of bee and hoverfly between 1980 and 2013 in every square kilometer of the country. Mellifera, an installation of swirling, 3D printed beehives, dancing through the Fortnum & Mason atrium, aims to highlight the need for rewilding of our urban spaces. The 3D printed modules will make their way up the atrium to an illuminated ceiling made of bioplastics and will showcase advances in material innovation and technology. Made from fermented sugar, the components of the installation are fully compostable and in the spirit of the circular economy will be reusable after the event. Individual components will be on sale following the Festival to raise funds to support the UK’s bee populations, with 50% of all proceeds donated to Bees for Development.Mellifera Team: Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Yvonne Onah, Fun Yuen, Krishna Bhat, Chioma Ekwo)FabPub ltd. (Giovanni Panico, Jonah Maxted) ... See MoreSee Less
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