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Hokusai artwork inspires 3D parametric Sinagpore ceiling

Hokusai artwork inspires 3D parametric Sinagpore ceiling

An example of the parametric ceilings designed by AntiCAD.
AntiCAD
An example of the parametric ceilings designed by AntiCAD.

Singapore-based parametric design studio AntiCAD has made 3D curved acoustic panels that reference the undulating tidal surface of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Led by director Alijah Yang, AntiCAD used acoustic panels from Fabrix to explore alternatives in parametric design.

Three shades of blue fabric were hand-picked by the designers to represent the colours of the ocean in Hokusai’s famous print for a recently completed project.

AntiCAD’s management associate Keshav Tan told Commercial Interior Design the in-house project was an opportunity to explore new building materials.

“We have noticed that most interior designs are limited by versatility of construction materials in achieving complex geometry,” he said in an email.

“We use Fabrix to design The Great Wave to demonstrate how we are able to challenge the current state of the art to produce a complex parametric installation.”

Fabrix, Yang added, is a fabric system that uses proprietary polymer tracks to create acoustic panels. IT can designed around curved surfaces and meets various fire codes for interior cladding as well.

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