Location: Oslo, Norway
Coordinates: 59.9093616, 10.7258665
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Concrete, Glass
Environments: Seaside, Urban
Scale: 1.500 ㎡ Medium
Types: Office, Office building
The structural body of the project consist of a repeated horisontal element/slab inspired by the qualities of the Brazilian water lily victoria Regia. We worked with the theme floating in every aspect of the project. When working further, developing an element, we was fascinated by the statical qualities of the belly. The belly gives strength and support for the horizontal plane. Viewing it from both sections, it is looking like a span diagram. This means, that if viewed like a beam, it would have the point with most stress in the middle. When shaped like the belly, it gets a lot of surface in the middle, providing strength in the weak point.
Looking at the perfect diagram for an cantilever, it is also following the same principles. This again allows the horizontal element to expand far. The longer away from the point of vertical support the thinner the element becomes. This leads to less weight at the ends, and more stability at the center. The project was developed by Daniel Tenev as a part of the course «Gravity of Elements» at AHO.