Studio SIC&VIC. ( Architects: Mauro Gil Fournier + Paula Mena) + TXP Todo Por La Praxis Team
Design and production
Lamp structural design: Sergio Morales + Nacho Bautista (Cartonlab) Production: Cartonlab Workshop
Esau Acosta (Estudio SIC&VIC) + Cartonlab
Mar de Energía y Cuidados is a new space dedicated to promoting organisations that are committed to innovation and change when proposing a new energy model. New initiatives that understand energy as a common good that is an engine of change within our urban ecosystem. The projectis located in a building constructed by the architect Navarro Baldeweg that has been reformed for the occasion by the Studio SIC & VIC + TXP Todo por la Praxis following three principles:
On the ground floor, where the room-workshop and several work areas are located, a set of large-format cardboard ceiling lights have been designed, inspired by the origami folding technique and personalized with different color shades.
The lamps have a diameter of 160 cm and are made of microchannel cardboard digitally printed on one side. They are manufactured with a CNC cutting plotter. Once the plates have been cut, the cardboard shades are transported folded taking up as little space as possible. The assembly of the lamps is equally simple, the structure is unfolded in a cardboard fan and fixed to a support disc by means of special transparent nylon screws.
Once installed, cardboard ceiling lights provide a huge environmental quality to work areas and workspaces with a minimum of material. In addition to visual appeal, the luminaires are effective as a decorative acoustic ceiling. Their faceted triangular geometry dampens the echo effect in large open spaces and significantly improves their sound conditions.
Until the final design of the lamps, a previous process of prototyping has been necessary to optimize the solution of the part.
We participated in the opening day of the space with a cardboard lamp workshop origami attended by over 25 people. In this way, each participant had the opportunity to reproduce a small format lamp from those installed on the first floor.
The MARES project is promoted by Madrid City Council in collaboration with eight other entities and is financed by the European Union.
More information about cardboard lamps at Cartonlab.
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