PENGUINS 

the daily drama 
at Wyss+Santos Architekten in Basel (Switzerland)
2015

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PENGUINS were born from the idea of an over-scaled origami form that would be as tall as possible, stand on it’s own and create an interesting 3D shape. The research showed that a form of a penguin is the tallest and the most stable of all origami animals figures. It also has a beautiful folding mesh ready for a colour composition to be ”painted with paper” later on.

 

The process of testing PENGUINS revealed their ability to gain a verity of different expressions just by slightly altering the folds. And when arranged together they would create a vibrant scenes, full of expressions.  Just like people do. All this lead to the idea of speech bubbles, which were left empty on purpose to provoke interaction from the viewers and to let them decide what should go in there.

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