We are working on an underwater version of the SPACEPLATES project. Lloyd Godson, marine biologist and Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year will live underwater in a self repairing underwater habitat in Sydney harbour to inspire young people to conserve Australia’s biodiversity, especially in the marine environment. The structure is designed by N55 and Anne Romme in collaboration with Anne Bagger, M.Sc. PhD.

Learn about Lloyd’s work here: Lloydgodson.com and about the specific project here: tikandbubbles.org

Nautilus model

Anne Romme
Ongoing research
Model: HDF, 2mm, lasercut

Naturally occurring geometries continues to inspire. This is an example of the SPACEPLATES system tiled as a nautilus-like form. Surfaces with negative Gauss-curvature requires special attention, and in this preliminary sketch, only the part of the nautilus with positive Gauss-curvature has been solved.


SPACEPLATES plywood prototype production

SPACEPLATES plywood prototype
Ion Sørvin/N55 and Anne Romme
Produced at The Danish Art Workshops 2010

3D-software generated precise drawings and measurements for the cutting of 176 (15 different kinds) plywood pieces. We used the table saw at the wood workshop. The form was constructed using glue joints with no underlying supporting structure; a pure plate structure.The result was a beautiful room of unusual geometry, acoustics and spatial experience. Being inside, one felt strangely removed from time and space.