A World of Ice and Fire
Gigamesh
Client
Gigamesh
Team
External Reference Architects, Kanaka Raghavan, Enrique Sanchez
Year
2015
Program
Shop window display
Location
Barcelona, Spain
Status
Built
Brief
Gigamesh, a haven for fantasy comics and books was chosen to host the unveiling of the book "The World Of Ice And Fire" (Spanish version) by the authors. The window display had to summarise the epic world of the series for the devoted fans.
Solution
The wildly sharp throne made of swords fused with dragon fire and the icy cold monstrous Wall in the north were perfect to represent the backdrop of the epic series. Not wanting to literally represent the structures as it is, we instead chose to accentuate the contrasts using geometry and materials. The lighting was intrinsic to the design, the play of warm and cold tones stitched the display together making sure that true fans would not be disappointed.
My Role
It was essential to know and understand the storyline but also consider the daunting physical features that act as the setting of this grand work of fiction. I brought my knowledge of the series to the table and contributed largely to the conceptualisation of the display. I was in charge of writing the fabrication files via Grasshopper definitions that allowed smooth construction of the structures.
P.S.: Total fan-girl moment. I got my book signed by the authors, and they TOTALLY loved the installation!