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FORÆVA A Project by Lana Dumitru & Vlad Tenu More info at www.foræva.com

Vlad Tenu has participated in the City Centre’s Youth Programme, an educational initiative by City Centre in collaboration with AHMM. Over the course of five workshops during May, a group of fifteen aspiring architects and engineers aged 14-19 have been given the opportunity to learn about architecture, engineering and construction as well as develop their […]

DelRio London has invited Vlad Tenu to design a sculptural display feature to support the presentation of their shoes at various fashion fairs and trade shows. Initiated by the opportunity of having a pop-up store in the shopping centre Le Bon Marché in Paris, the design solution was to create a modular system that could […]

Cosmic Bubble is an installation produced for CLON8‘s latest A/W 2015 collection launched at the Paris Fashion Week in March 2015. As a response to the collection’s inspiration coming from the desire for space exploration, the piece addresses the utopian scenario of space colonisation and the idea of a ‘wearable micro-climate’, alluding to the evolution […]

Corolla 2.7.A is the latest iteration of the ‘Synthetic Nature’ series, a collection of prototypes born of an ongoing research into the genesis of form and space. The analogy with the molecular behavior of soap films informs the research method, which involves nature inspired algorithms and geometric constraints. Focusing on periodic minimal surfaces, the design […]

Photo: Radu Sandovici ANEMONE 2.1.A Bucharest 2014. More info and photos coming soon..

Presented by Soho Myriad, Minimal Complexity has been exhibited at Sleep Hotel 2013 in London, as part of the Sleep Set Bar – exclusively designed by Nous Design. Vlad Tenu has teamed up with Soho Myriad and with Nir Gilad, the creative director of Nous, in order to re-configure and smoothly integrate the award winning […]

MC/3 is a new iteration of the prototypical research on modular structures, as part of the Minimal Complexities series. Form-finding algorithms are used to generate periodic minimal surface geometries that are then materialised through an assembly process driven by modularity and repetition of a small set of components. Based on a Hybrid minimal surface, the […]

Synthetic Nature is a collection of prototypes born of holistic research into the genesis of form and space. The self-organization of matter, conservation of energy, equilibrium and notions of minimal complexity are concepts that have driven the creative process, a symbiotic mix of art and science. The analogy with the molecular behavior of soap bubbles […]

Vlad Tenu has collaborated with Extracts London to design a new prototypical solution for an urban beehive for The Honey Club – founded by Wollf Ollins and Global Generation. In contrast to the traditional hive structure, the Honey Club Hive has been designed as a home for the bees rather than for honey farming. Following […]

Synthetic Nature is a collection of prototypes born of holistic research into the genesis of form and space. The self-organization of matter, conservation of energy, equilibrium and notions of minimal complexity are concepts that have driven the creative process, a symbiotic mix of art and science. The analogy with the molecular behavior of soap bubbles […]

Synthetic Nature is a collection of prototypes born of holistic research into the genesis of form and space. The self-organization of matter, conservation of energy, equilibrium and notions of minimal complexity are concepts that have driven the creative process, a symbiotic mix of art and science. The analogy with the molecular behavior of soap bubbles […]

Synthetic Nature is a collection of prototypes born of holistic research into the genesis of form and space. The self-organization of matter, conservation of energy, equilibrium and notions of minimal complexity are concepts that have driven the creative process, a symbiotic mix of art and science. The analogy with the molecular behavior of soap bubbles […]

LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2012 Minimal Complexity has been exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture as part of the 2012 International Architecture and Design Showcase organized by the British Council in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation, NLA and RIBA London. Presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, the exhibition and related events took […]

Supported by Surface, MC/2* is the latest prototype from the Minimal Complexities series, an architectural design research focused on the form-finding and fabrication of minimal surface structures. Computationally generated, the surfaces use an algorithmic process inspired by principles of self-organisation found in nature, while conforming to various construction and digital fabrication parameters. Along the lines […]

FINAL PIECE In February 2011 the TEX-FAB team has finalised the construction of Minimal Complexity, situated in the atrium of the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture building (designed by Phillip Johnson and John Burgee). Composed of  2368 laser-cut 14 gauge aluminium pieces, the full scale model is almost 4m tall and was […]

Vlad Tenu is the winner of the TEX-FAB REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition. MINIMAL COMPLEXITY  has been chosen from a total of 73 entries representing 18 countries on 5 continents. A distinguished jury consisting of Patrick Shumacher, Mark Fornes, Lisa Iwamoto, Chris Lash and Blair Satterfield selected 1 winner, 4 runners-up and 7 honorable mentions. The project will be built for […]

Following tests on several assembly systems applied to the triply periodic minimal surfaces, the Minimal Complexity perspex prototype is the first developed system that emerged from the ‘Minimal Surfaces as Architectural Prototypes’ research project. Due to the modularity of the surfaces,the fabrication strategy was reduced to creating a set of components with a geometry built around the 16 […]

Emerged from ‘Minimal Surfaces as Self-Organising Systems’, the prototyping phase of the same research project focused on the application of the form-finding algorithms to architectural structures. Having modularity and repetition of components as parameters embedded in the algorithm, the dynamically generated  minimal surface geometries reach a state of equilibrium as a homogenous system composed of similar […]

Minimal Surfaces as Self-Organising Systems is a research project  developed around the design problem of minimal surface structures. The outcome is an alternative algorithmic method for generating minimal surface geometries as well as several applications in building them from modular components. The alternative characteristic of the study comes from the different approach of the project, as opposed to […]

Inverting Gravity is a quick exercise developed around the themes of ‘Digital Ecology’ and ‘Morphogenesis’. Having ‘Light’ as the main brief, the project combined both themes in developing an interactive installation as means of communication between the physical and the digital environment. Aiming to inform the morphogenetic programming side of the project through physical computing, […]

Project Team: Agata Guzik, Dimos Moysiadis, Marilena Skavara, Vlad Tenu Within the realm of pervasive technologies, SoundTracking explores the potential of the digital dimension of space as a different layer of interaction between people and between people and the spaces they occupy. Through ubiquitous computing, the project looks at materializing this invisible layer of digital […]

“0.0’0” LONGITUDE” . Project Team: Vlad Tenu & Dimos Moysiadis This project is looking at redefining the concept of the skyscraper as a metaphor, as a mean for expressing ideas and for transmitting powerful cultural messages. Strongly influenced by the location, right on the Greenwich Meridian, the main idea of the project is based on the concept […]

  The Museum of the Roman Theatre is situated on the main touristic path leading to the Sao Jorge Castle in Alfama, an area with a great medieval character within the historical centre of Lisbon. Built on top of three archeological sites containing the ancient ruins of a roman theatre, the proposed museum is creating […]