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

1 week ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
#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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3 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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2 months ago

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We built this together three years ago already! A temple to let go, an ode to nature and to our beautiful imperfections. #LetItBe 🌿 #TempleGalaxia under the red moon photo by @wolfjulia. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
Happy to reveal another beautiful project from our Eco-Parametric workshop - ‘Fungus Among Us’ (students: @eliana_nigro and @atelier_marcantoine ) a #mushroom inspired #urbanplayground in Kongens Nytorv, the King’s Square, in Copenhagen.You can now watch Eco-Parametric Structures / Studio @mamoumani on @thepaacademy website.The studio with the 6 intriguing sessions lead by London based architect, Arthur @mamoumani and his team was articulated on the topic of wooden construction through computational design methods. The session focused on developing a parametric, modular and environmentally conscious system in an online studio through interactive workshops and discussions.@mamoumani @thepaacademy _patalks @pa.next @parametric.architecture @hamithz @3dprinted.architecture #wood #timber #design #architect #architecture #designer #parametric #parametricdesign #parametricarchitecture #computationaldesign #computational #computation #PAACADEMY #rhino3d #rhinoceros3d #grasshopper3d #grasshopper #fabrication #digitalfabrication #fabricate #architecturestudent #architecturedaily #architecturestudents ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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As we come together around the #eurocup , we are happy to reveal our invited competition proposal for the next #fifaworldcup : *AL-RIHLA  الرحلةيتحد العالم لنرفع الشراع سوياً ونجتمع حول كرة القدمUniting the world as we set sails together around football*"Our countdown is a journey, a giant sundial, a piece that evolves, as you walk around it, as you interact with its giant sails surrounding a technological sphere. Inspired by nature,  Al-Rihla is a self-powered flower with 12 petals, one for each hour of the clock and reminiscent of the Dhows in the harbour, woven in the tradition of the Al Sadu cloth, it will weave people around the globe, around football, around the world cup. Al-rihla will be a beacon of unity and joy, bringing us to an event that the whole world will be looking forward to."Team Al-Rihla:Mamou-Mani Architects @mamoumani (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Nina Pestel, Krishna Bhat, Holly Hawkins)Magic Garden Event Agency @magic_garden_agency (Mathieu Barthel, Beatrix Mourer, Gregory Antoine, Christophe Bruyelle, Timothee Rignault)Al-Jassra Group @team_aljassra (Marie-Line Halabi, Amjad Abu Seir)Format Engineer @formatengineers Engineering Creativity MEP @____d___a___d___a____Street Communication LED @streetcommunication ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
Welcoming everyone through the soft thread of #natural #textures, here are a few more teaser photos of our @orange H.Q. project. #Bridge. Going soon to Paris to complete our journey:The Cabanas: Steam bent #timber modules inspired by the natural fibres found in dried cactus and forming the skin for pod-like spaces to welcome the Orange team. The structure was designed, engineered and simulated digitally as straight lines folding into 3D to minimise waste. (Photo by Martin Phelps)The Smile: A 150m #Origami flowing through the space revealing two giant and warm smiles glowing with a gently animated orange light. The project is inspired by the flow of lava cracking open to reveal its soft molten core. The folds strengthen thousands of different paper thin lasercut zintec panels together.The WoodenWaves 3.0: built from an open-source laser cut #latticehinge technique applied to plywood and combined with fabric to form a composite material, our #WoodenWaves are adapted to form flowing shelves and large TV supports for the presidential lounge.TEAM SMILE:Architect and General Contractor: @mamoumani Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Bilal Mian, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Fun Yuen, Krishna Bhat, Holly Hawkins, Arik Oslerne, Nina Pestel, Youen Perhirin, Alex Onufriev, Chioma Ekwo, James Cheung, Andros Antoniades, Hafsa Syed)Structural Engineers: @formatengineers Format EngineeringFabrication/Installation/Timber Detailing Cabanas:  @Xylotekltd Xylotek Ltd. (Martin Self, Tom Dawson, Oscar Emanuel, Chris Lemka and team)  Fabrication/Installation Presidential Lounge: @fab.pub FabPub ltd. (Jonah Maxted, Giovanni Panico, Shalom Osuchukwu, Juan Gonzales, Michael Wilson, Wilhem Moser)Fabrication Smile: @twwco The White Wall ltd.  (Andrew Humber, Ashley Elliot, Robin Baker-Gibbs and team)Installation for Smile: @backface.studio Backface Studio (Julien Borrel, Tatiana Kaltenbacher and team)Lighting Engineering and installation:  @streetcommunication Street Communication. (Yannick Yamanga, Moemen Salama and team) ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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The Smile, Coming Soon!!! After almost two years of work, We are currently installing a very special project for the @orange Worldwide H.Q. in France. From the mineral to the organic, here are a few teaser images of its different parts:The Cabanas: Steam bent #timber modules inspired by the natural fibres found in dried cactus and forming the skin for pod-like spaces to welcome the Orange team. The structure was designed, engineered and simulated digitally as straight lines folding into 3D to minimise waste. (Photo by Martin Phelps)The Smile: A 150m #Origami flowing through the space revealing two giant and warm smiles glowing with a gently animated orange light. The project is inspired by the flow of lava cracking open to reveal its soft molten core. The folds strengthen thousands of different paper thin lasercut zintec panels together.The WoodenWaves 3.0: built from an open-source laser cut #latticehinge technique applied to plywood and combined with fabric to form a composite material, our #WoodenWaves are adapted to form flowing shelves and large TV supports for the presidential lounge. TEAM SMILE:Architect and General Contractor: @mamoumani Mamou-Mani ltd. (Arthur Mamou-Mani, Bilal Mian, Carmen Hu, Theophile Péju, Fun Yuen, Krishna Bhat, Holly Hawkins, Arik Oslerne, Nina Pestel, Youen Perhirin, Alex Onufriev, Chioma Ekwo, James Cheung, Andros Antoniades, Hafsa Syed) Structural Engineers: @formatengineers Format EngineeringFabrication/Installation/Timber Detailing Cabanas: @Xylotekltd Xylotek Ltd. (Martin Self, Tom Dawson, Oscar Emanuel, Chris Lemka and team) Fabrication/Installation Presidential Lounge: @fab.pub FabPub ltd. (Jonah Maxted, Giovanni Panico, Shalom Osuchukwu, Juan Gonzales, Michael Wilson, Wilhem Moser)Fabrication Smile: @twwco The White Wall ltd. (Andrew Humber, Ashley Elliot, Robin Baker-Gibbs and team)Installation for Smile: @backface.studio Backface Studio (Julien Borrel, Tatiana Kaltenbacher and team)Lighting Engineering and installation: @streetcommunication Street Communication. (Yannick Yamanga, Moemen Salama and team) @ Issy-les-Moulineaux, France ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

Mamou-Mani ltd.
Very happy with the process and results of #EcoParametric Structures: a six week online workshop organized with @thepaacademy & @parametric.architecture. This project is #FlowField, by the talented students @scottduillet and @silveira_arquitetura. They used #magneticfields to create a #gridshell made of #bamboo. The "charges" follow existing trees and create platforms/planters for #communalgardens. When #parametricdesign meets #enviromentaldesign 🌱🙏 Special thanks to @hamithz @nurukarim @camenhu! ... See MoreSee Less
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