Nikolaos Karintzaidis-Ocean Window Dubai Maritime Museum

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Interview with Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : The relation of the building with the local environment and climate. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : The intention was to create an artificial environment that works in synergy with the ocean. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : To publish and proceed with the further development of the project. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : About 1 year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : I decided to pursuit an inspiration. .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?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : This design describes research work. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : My interest on sustainability. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : No. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : The public. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Innovation. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : The building itself is an enormous window to the ocean. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Hand sketching and BIM. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Its relation with the site. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Structural designers and Glass specialist have contributed as advisors to the development of the concept. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : This project can't be realized without the development of a glass type that will meet the specified standards for the function of the particular building. .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?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : Extensive research was conducted regarding environmental and oceanographic data for Dubai. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : This design describes research work. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : I considered that the particular design meets the standards of an international design competition. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : As with every project, developing the specific concept allowed me to improve my design skills. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Nikolaos Karintzaidis : No. Completely covered. .

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