Step 1: Packing Investigations
Step 2: Layers Stratification
Step 3: Nephos
A structure made from one material
A cloud perceived as a dome
A dome perceived as a cloud
A sensorial exploration of space and material
A dome made from many
Step 4: Tiewraps
Nephos is a collective project. It is an installation structured upon the notion, qualities and attributes of clouds (νέφος/nephos). 40.000 tie-wraps are used for its fabrication, so as to create layers of ornamental patterns, whose overlapping form an essential internal dome condition.
Step 5: 40.000 Tiewraps
Step 6: The Cloud
The physical item is a flexible, form-finding structure, evolving in space and resembling the way catenaries acquire their relaxation curves.
Step 7: Ceiling
The size of the installation is approximately 3.0x3.0x3.0m and it is hanging from the top downwards, providing a human sized, semi-enclosed space underneath.
Step 8: The Team
Iliana K. Papadopoulou, Stela A. Salta, Vassilis I. Aloutsanidis, Daphne E. Gerodimou, Dimitrios I. Chatzinikolis, Anastasia A. Printziou, Maria C. Petsani, George P. Grigoriadis
Supervisor: Anastasios Tellios, Assistant Professor
Design studio ‘08EX12 Spatial Investigations’, research agenda 2015-2016: ‘Domes e/w’, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.