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Playa Blanca, Bankers, and the Pivotal Point

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Holger Hoffmann One Fine Day architects

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Photo: Holger Hoffmann

I made this 1:200 working model, entitled Playa Blanca, Bankers, and the Pivotal Point, during my time at the Städelschule Frankfurt.

The three-dimensional knot bent from copper wire combines investigations into rotational symmetries, the programmatic linking of living and working environments, and early aesthetic explorations into the consequences of parametric design models.

This physical model formed the basis for a series of digital models whose gene codes continue to shape the work of our office in terms of methods and aesthetics to this day.

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Holger Hoffmann is a registered architect and founder of one fine day. office for architectural design, based in Wuppertal, Germany. Since 2011, Holger has held a professorship in Techniques of Representation and Design at the University of Wuppertal.


This object is part of the TACK Exhibition “Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit”, in the section “Codes and Communities”.