Manuela Hardy-magmarama Building, Mining Museum

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Interview with Manuela Hardy : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Manuela Hardy : The inspiration behind the design is sedimentology beeing a mining museum. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Manuela Hardy : My main focus was having the Natural light to get into the building by angling the windowsurfaces the best way possible towards the sky. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Manuela Hardy : To make my name known and to get to design many interesting New Projects. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Manuela Hardy : About 1 year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Manuela Hardy : The inspiration came With the program and is orriginally an architectcompetition wich I did not participate in. It is my final diploma as an architect student. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Manuela Hardy : My design is not being produced by another Company nor myself yet. I would like to sell the design to the right Company/person. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Manuela Hardy : The urge to create somthing New. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Manuela Hardy : I had a supervisor to help me. But the design and concept are mine. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Manuela Hardy : Property Developers and Entrepreneurs. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Manuela Hardy : The form and location. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Manuela Hardy : The name comes from melted stone, magma. It also has the Word rama in it to describe the view wich has many angles. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Manuela Hardy : In the beginning sketches by hand and models of clay and paper. Later on Archicads student Version and InDesign. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Manuela Hardy : The 2 building structures and how they interact and the form of the building. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Manuela Hardy : My supervisor S. Nielsen .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Manuela Hardy : Sustainibility by using as much materials from the given location as possible. Also using the roof as solar panels. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Manuela Hardy : I did Research in sedimentology and rock science. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Manuela Hardy : How to Place the building relating to the surrounding Mountains. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Manuela Hardy : The design got very good feedback from sensors at the exams, that why I wanted to share my work. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Manuela Hardy : How to use sustainibility and the right materials for a Project, and using light in the best possible way to create a godd environment. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Manuela Hardy : No. .

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