scs: floating compression
The location of this project is in Nusfjord, one of the best preserved cod fishing villages in Lofoten and now historically protected and converted from a fishing village used in the darkest winter months to a summer tourist resort. The Floating Compression canopy is a tensegrity system that pays homage to Kenneth Snelson the inventor of what he termed floating compression system. Located on the main pier in Nusfjord the canopy and the landscaped furniture define the outdoor eating and alcohol serving area of the adjacent restaurant. The materials chosen for the canopy - aluminum tubes for the compression members and high-performance rope as the tension element reflects on the material of contemporary boat masts and rigging. For website see: For video on the use of Rhino-Grasshopper see:
STUDENTS: VICTORIA Amundsen, Ketil Andersen, Laura Birina, Lea Cavelier, Merete Claudi-Nielsen, Monica Fernandez Amigo, Magnus Flo, Erik Ohnstad Folmo, Nerea Guezuraga Saitua, Glenn Alexander Hansen, Magnus Sandberg Johansen, Lars Egge Johnsen, Sotiria Kriemadi, Nicolas Jose Lira Vigneaux, Jon Kåre Mannsåker, Sofia Martins da Cunha, Sylva Solås Marwoll, Marcela Paz Moraga Zarate, Mayaan Adriana Navon Espinoza, Adrian Rove Nordgård, Robin Rakke, Berit Ribsskog, Marie Jenny Voraa, Isabell Nystuen Waldal, Yang Zhang. Staff: Michael Hensel, Christian Hermansen, Solveig Sandness. Collaborators: Structural Engineering: BOMAInpasa, Barcelona; Rigging and Membranes: Maritimt Kompani, TRONDHEIM; Client: Nusfjord AS, Client Representative: Roar Jacobsen Awards: Excellence in Professionalism AWARD 2013 (Arkitektbedriftene i Norge)
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