Long before sustainability became a fashionable word, at the first BMW trade fair presentation realized by Franken, driving with clean energy from water and the sun was symbolized in the form of an iconic structure: a drop of water. A drop simulation computer program was used to create this shape. The Bubble was one of the first structures in the world which was completely created with digital means, from the design through to construction.
|Location||IAA 1999, Frankfurt / Main, Germany|
|Project-Team||Bernhard Franken, Sonja Albrech, Nils-Peter Fischer, Kirstin Fried, Niklas Führer, Thilo Kurzemann, Hans-Herbert Kuss, Michael Lulay, Thomas Remdisch|
IBZ+L,Bollinger + Grohmann
"Parametric design, often linking the contextual with the meta-
phorical, is a
transparent and formal approach to the creation of a narrative archi-tecture."