The old hotel room that was chosen had a very significant character. A small floor plan size and a simple almost-cube shape of the room evoke quite intimate atmosphere. Its simplicity was disturbed by a big hole in the ceiling and second in the floor, right underneath the first one. These holes were supporting components for making up a story.
Once upon a time a man was living in the hotel. He was a passionate coffee-drinker. Once he prepared his usual cup of coffee and he stirred his drink by spoon. Suddenly, the room was destroyed. It was caused by some unknown vertical power, which burst out from the cup and ran through the building, which has become abandoned since that time.
A basic structure module for building the object was created by folding sheet of paper to shape of a fan. It was developed spontaneously during the working process. An intention to use the same but changing element should emphasize the dynamism of the place. About one thousand of fan pieces were glued together and made a spiral volume spinning from the bottom to the top. The size of paper and the method of assembling single parts together played important role in making the whole framework to expand.
All these parameters influenced natural dynamic potential of the structure to grow. Power used to destroy was now reused and challenged us to produce the new spatial object.
Co-authors: Tomáš Kubák, Miroslava Mertová, Andrzej SandelType and year: School project, 2011Location: Graz, AustriaSupervising teachers: Franziska Hederer, Claudia Gerhäusser