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Foam Dome

An ambitious installation made of foam celebrates cleanliness for Turkish Ceramics’ Kitchens and Bathrooms Hub at 100 Percent Design 2014.

  • 2014
  • Earl’s Court, London, UK
  • 81m²

Process

At 100% Design in 2014, vPPR Architects created a specially commissioned installation, entitled Foam Dome, for the Bathroom and Kitchens hub sponsored by Turkishceramics.

The design merges minimalist architectural elements from Turkishceramics brands with the sensorial and indulgent experience of foam.

Focusing on the theme of cleanliness and referencing luxurious spa environments, the pavilion is conceived in two contrasting parts: a monolithic tiled base for staging public interaction; and a lightweight suspended dome wrapped in thin mesh, floating above, from which foam is emitted.

Inspiration for Foam Dome includes Peter Sloterdijk’s seminal philosophical writing on Bubbles, culinary experiments by Heston Blumenthal, the foaming artworks of Michel Blazy, and Buckminster Fuller’s Cloud Nine.