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Nappe

Considering Taiwan’s cultural values and geographical condition, FAHR presents NAPPE, a piece related to the Jade mountain, the highest peak of the island and a symbol of purity, honesty and national values, and Taiwan’s topographic characteristics.
In geology, Nappe is a large sheet of rock, that due to the tectonic movements as been moved from its original position over another rock mass, creating an accidental breach into the Earth’s geological structure.

As result of our study, Nappe takes form as the digital manipulation of an ortogonal grid or an accident, emerging from the ground and creating a scenic wireframe structure that releases the sidewalk for people’s daily movements. The resulting space as multiple possibilities of use, from presentations to performances, concerts, etc.

The lightness and transparency of the structure draws a dynamic and morphological image that invites people to approach and develop a closer relationship with the piece. At night Nappe reacts to its surroundings, like people approximation and weather conditions, generating different light patterns through a game of intensity/vibration.

team

Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida, Catarina Azevedo, Sérgio Marafona, Henry Ko

curator

Artfield - Huichen Wu

engeneering

NCREP + He-Lin Structural Engineer & Associate

construction

He Ten Creation Center

light design

FAHR 021.3

lighting project

NoiseKitchen Art

photography

Yuchen Chao

client

Taipower Company’s Public Art

location

Taipei, Taiwan

built

2019

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Considering Taiwan’s cultural values and geographical condition, FAHR presents NAPPE, a piece related to the Jade mountain, the highest peak of the island and a symbol of purity, honesty and national values, and Taiwan’s topographic characteristics.
In geology, Nappe is a large sheet of rock, that due to the tectonic movements as been moved from its original position over another rock mass, creating an accidental breach into the Earth’s geological structure.

As result of our study, Nappe takes form as the digital manipulation of an ortogonal grid or an accident, emerging from the ground and creating a scenic wireframe structure that releases the sidewalk for people’s daily movements. The resulting space as multiple possibilities of use, from presentations to performances, concerts, etc.

The lightness and transparency of the structure draws a dynamic and morphological image that invites people to approach and develop a closer relationship with the piece. At night Nappe reacts to its surroundings, like people approximation and weather conditions, generating different light patterns through a game of intensity/vibration.

team

Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida, Catarina Azevedo, Sérgio Marafona, Henry Ko

curator

Artfield - Huichen Wu

engeneering

NCREP + He-Lin Structural Engineer & Associate

construction

He Ten Creation Center

light design

FAHR 021.3

lighting project

NoiseKitchen Art

photography

Yuchen Chao

client

Taipower Company’s Public Art

location

Taipei, Taiwan

built

2019

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