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"Maria Spada's Christmas installation for Allies and Morrison turns architectural plans into unique patterns for snowflakes" London / 2018

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Displayed in the entry foyer of Allies and Morrison Studios, in London, is an architectural take on the motif of the snowflake. It was created by Maria Spada, an architect at the practice, and fabricated by their Workshop.
The design takes plans from significant international examples of architecture to create unique patterns for snowflakes.


Each one represents one of the nationalities represented in the practice. Nominations poured in from around the studio, from Bucky Fuller’s geodesic dome to Mies van der Rohe’s Friedrichstrasse skyscraper.
The many responses received reflected our diverse family and their experience of architecture. Twenty are presented here.


Colorful smaller versions of the snowflakes were lasercut in order to collect money for charity.
Funds raised are destinated to Destiny Children's current project, the building of a dining shelter in Mombasa, Kenya. Allies and Morrison and Arup have designed this scheme as part of their pro-bono development work. These were very succesful and they sold out in less than a week!

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    Displayed in the entry foyer of Allies and Morrison Studios, in London, is an architectural take on the motif of the snowflake. It was created by Maria Spada, an architect at the practice, and fabricated by their Workshop. The design takes plans from significant international examples of architecture to create unique patterns for snowflakes. Each one represents one of the nationalities represented in the practice. Nominations poured in from around the studio, from Bucky Fuller’s geodesic...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2017
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client Allies and Morrison
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Interior Design
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