SIC & VIC Studio
Origami ceiling lamps | Mares Energía Madrid
Design and production
Sergio Morales + Nacho Bautista (Structural design), Cartonlab
It is a new environment dedicated to promoting organizations which are focused on innovating to create a new energetic model. These initiatives will bring to our ecosystem the energy as a common benefit. The project is localized in the building designed by the architect Navarro Baldeweg, recently renewed by Estudio SIC & VIC + TXP Todo por la Praxis following three principles:
There are a lot of special places in this building. One of them is the ground floor, where the magic happens. There are some workspaces and a workshop room. We designed a bunch of cardboard ceiling lamps inspired by origami technique and customized with different color tonality.
The lamps have a dimension of 160 cm of diameter. These are produced using digitally printed micro-channel cardboard. The production is made with cutting plotter by numerical control CNC. When the cutting process is finished, we send the components folded to use less space. Installing those lamps is really fast. We just need to unfold the structure and attach a disc with nylon screws.
Once installed, cardboard ceiling lamps improve the workspace quality with a minimum of material. In addition to the visual attraction, these lamps are also good to your sound conditions. The sided triangular geometry reduces the echo effect that is produced in big spaces.
In order to achieve the final design we had to left behind many prototypes. We trusted the process and it gave us back a great cardboard piece.
We participated in the opening day of the space with a Cardboard Lamps Workshop origami to 25 attendants. Each person had the opportunity to reproduce a small version of the installed lamps.
MARES project is promoted by Madrid City Hall in collaboration with eight more entities and count with EU financement.
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