Goran Andjelkovic & Giorano Angelo | Zen-spaken-monoliten
This is a competition announced by the company ‘’Armtrong’’ for preliminary design showroom and office space of its representative office in Paris. The company produces dropped ceilings. The competition was open from mid May to mid October 2010. year. The final competition was the exhibition, awards ceremony and defense projects in the ceremonial hall of the Faculty of Architecture, 24 November 2010. year. The project was also exhibited in the area of the company in Paris during the month of December.
Name project is ”Zen-spaken-monoliten”. It was also the code of the competition. ”Zen-spaken-monoliten” a represent of the three words that describe the main features of the project. The word ”Zen” means a mathematical code that 3n (3 parts). In the design and functional settlement of space, I came to the fact that clearly shows the three parts in this area. This division into three parts, also defined by three different heights and how these affect the sense of space. What is also characteristic that the division into three parts correspond given in terms of square footage of certain premises. Time alone with the respect given sizes, rationally organized solution.
The second word is ‘’Spaken’’. In the game words, this word should be the english word ‘’space”, which has a dual meaning – such as space(cosmos) and space. I found inspiration in the cult film ”Space Odyssey: 2001”. It is this inspiration is influenced by the choice of color space. More clearly, I wanted that space is a space character. The motive for the best we have had two colors – blue, which is cold and white, which is more neutral. In order to avoid the effect of creating a ‘’cold’’ space, I decided to introduce a brighter color of the floor, which I tried to create a balance in the composition itself. Also, again I was back at number 3 – the project name is derived from three words, exist in the space of three units, there are three different heights – everything revolves around the number 3 ie. trinity in space.
The third word is ‘’Monoliten’’. The Monoliten symbolizes the elements of eponymous film – elements that are floating in space and radiate their energy. It is these monoliths were supposed to present my project to the elements in the ceiling space. It is these elements of the ceiling – the so – called monoliths – need to create a certain impression of space. So let’s say over the info-points, giving the impression of space capsules. The office space creates an impression of the corridor, the ceiling has a grade three level, so that it achieves the effect of light-dark (chiaroscuro). In the exhibition part of the right waves and thus create the dynamics of space, while a multi-purpose space in the right form of swallows. All monoliths, that elements of the ceiling in the area have their own specific meaning and function.
It is important to say that the poster is deliberately designed with a background of the image renders the idea that space, where the observed silhouettes of people. This was done due to reflections inside the Conference Hall in the Paris to give the impression that people are constantly present in it. The exhibition poster was presented as a symbol.
Architect: Goran Andjelkovic & Giorano Angelo The competition: The preliminary design showroom and office space of its representative office in Paris
Surface: 460 m2
Prize: 3rd prize