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Tide

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Magis, Italy
  • Complete
  • Material
  • Glossy ABS plastic in
  • black, white and red

The design refers to geometries and mathematics of minimal surfaces. Minimal surfaces, or Optimal geometries, are described as one that is equally bent in all directions so as to have zero average curvature, and can be understood as the surfaces of smallest area spanning a given contour.

The design refers to geometries and mathematics of minimal surfaces and uses the characteristics within the Modules to allow for high degree of variations and compositions lending it an ornamental aspect.

Minimal surfaces, or Optimal geometries, are described as one that is equally bent in all directions so as to have zero average curvature, and can be understood as the surfaces of smallest area spanning a given contour.

The study of minimal surfaces forms a branch of differential geometry, because the principles of differential calculus are applied to resolve geometrical problems. Un-bordered minimal surfaces have the property that each point acts as the center of a small patch that behaves like a soap-film relative to its boundary contour. Physical models of area-minimizing minimal surfaces can be made by dipping a wire frame into a soap solution, forming a soap film which is a minimal surface within the boundary defined by the wire frame.

Möbius strip and Klein bottle are among examples of individual nonorientable minimal surfaces.

Free Standing Module S
W 450 mm
D 450 mm
H 450 mm

Free Standing Module L
W 450 mm
D 450 mm
H 1350 mm

Wall Module S
W 450 mm
D 275 mm
H 450 mm

Wall Module L
W 1350 mm
D 275 mm
H 450 mm

Architect

Zaha Hadid Architects

Design

Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Viviana Muscettola

Design Team

Ludovico Lombardi