1 ARTHUR MAMOU-MANI Architect, AADip. ARB/RIBA CURRICULUM VITAE Telephone: Website: Blog: D.O.B : Languages: +44(0) (U.K.) , Paris, France French (first), English (fluent IELTS 7.5), Spanish (inter.) Mandarin Chinese (beg.) BIO: Arthur Mamou-Mani is a registered architect and director of the Chartered architecture and computational design consultancy Mamou-Mani Architects. He is unit master of Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster and advanced Grasshopper 3D tutor for Simply Rhino ltd. Mamou-Mani s clients include Karen Millen Fashion ltd., The Burning Man Festival LLC, and Imagination ltd. Arthur has taught parametric design tools, digital fabrication as well as environmental and structural simulation at many leading academic bodies such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the UCL-Bartlett. He has recently given talks at the TEDx conference in the United States and at the Taipei Technical University in Taiwan. He has previously worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects for three years before setting up his own company. SKILLS: McNeel Rhinoceros 3D v.4 and v.5 (Including Grasshopper 3D, Kangaroo, Karamba, Geco, Weaverbird, Millipede, Hoopsnake, Geometry Gym, VB.net, C# and Python scripting, RhinoCAM): Simply Rhino ltd. Official Tutor and Expert Consultant Next Limit Maxwell Renderer v.2 (Including Rhinoceros 3D Plugin): Tutor and Registered Expert Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autocad and Ecotect 2010: Tutor Ansys Workbench Structural and Wind Analysis: Tutor Bentley Microstation and Generative Component: Regular user in professional context
2 Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, After-Effect, Premiere and Acrobat): Regular user in professional context Processing Scripting / java: Beginner to intermediate Wordpress, MySQL, CSS, XML, HTML Programming: Beginner to intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook): Regular user in professional context Google Drive & Dropbox : Regular user in professional context PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2012-Now: Mamou-Mani Architects Clients: Karen Millen fashion ltd. Black Rock City LLC (Burning Man festival) Woods Bagot U.K. Zaha Hadid Architects ARUP ShaGa Studio Heatherwick Studio Ramboll U.K. K.S.S. Mark Fisher Studio (Stufish) Banburry Walker Studio Imagination ltd. Simply Rhino ltd. UCL Bartlett Architectural Association Architect, Director Projects: Project director for two pavilions at the Burning Man festival Computational Consultant for a Masterplan in Tel Aviv with Shaga Studio Architect for the RIBA Regent Street Window 2013 with Karen Millen (Design and Fabrication by Mamou-Mani ltd.) Computational Consultant for a Skyscraper in Toronto, Canada (Stage C) Computational Consultant installation at the V&A Consultant at various practices to link Grasshopper models with Revit Architect for a House in Jaffa, Israel (Stage A to K) Architect for a House in Normandy, France (Stage A to K) Concept design for a Hotel Room (Collaboration with Dassault System)
3 Westminster University School of Architecture Unit Master of Diploma Studio 10 with Toby Burgess AA dipl Duration: Ongoing (from September 2011) : Proctor and Matthews Architects, London Architect, CPD coordinator and Digital Technician Projects: University of Brighton (RIBA Phase E) Greenwich Millennium Village Block A and B Tbilisi Zoo Masterplan Batumi Aquarium Radley College Art Gallery and Classrooms Chester Zoo Extension, U.K. (RIBA Phase A to D) Largest Free-Form Gridshell in the world Duration: From February 2009 Three years FILE Sao Paulo / Architectural Association Visiting School, Teacher in Parametric and Analytical Design Tools with Robert Stuart- Smith (Director, kokkugia), Anne Save de Beaurueil and Franklin Lee (SubDV Studio) Duration: Two Weeks (July 2011) London Metropolitan University, Teacher in Parametric and Analytical Design Tools with Kengo Skorick for Diploma Unit 4 and Advanced Digital Design Technique Masters Students Duration: Two Years ( ) KTH University, Stockholm, Sweden, Teacher in Parametric and Analytical Design Tools with Kengo Skorick, Gustav Fagersom and Jonas Runberger for Diploma Students Duration: Two Days (February 2011) Tel Aviv University/Architectural Association Visiting School, Teacher of Unit 1 with Ruth Kedar Duration: Two Weeks (July 2010) : Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris Architectural Assistant in charge of the 3D modelling Philharmonie de Paris, France (RIBA Phase A to C) Duration: Three months (July to October 2007 ) B&H Construire Patrick Bouchain, Paris Architectural Assistant Refurbishment of the Printemps Warehouse into Housing in Ile Saint-Denis, France Duration: Three months (February to May 2007) Arte Charpentier et associés, Paris
4 Architectural Assistant Housing in Strasbourg, France Offices in Fontenay, France Duration: Three Months (November-January) : IJP Corporation, George Liaropoulos-Legendre, London Assistant Researcher Mathematics and Architecture: Building an "Implicit Field" Duration: Three Months (July-September) Photo Library, Architectural Association, London Checking the quality and writing a short synopsis for all lectures done at the AA Duration: Ten Months, Part Time (October-July) : Zaha Hadid Architects, London Architectural Assistant Louvre Museum Competition, Paris France CGA-CGM Skyscraper, Marseilles, France Duration: Three months (july-september) ARUP, Advanced Geometry Unit, London Architectural Assistant Battersea Power Station Masterplan Duration: Three Weeks (December) : Mikaël Klatzkow & Associates, Paris Architectural Assistant Flat refurbishment in Paris, bistrot refurbishment in the suburb of Paris Duration: Three months (July-September) Ragot-Jones Architectes, Paris Architectural Assistant Refurbishment of a penthouse in Paris Duration: Two months (October-November) : Antoine Grumbach & Associés, Paris Documentation of projects and Website coordinator Duration: Three Months (July-September 2003) Ministry of the city, Minister: Jean-Louis Borloo, Paris Assistant city planner Study of urban projects in several French cities Duration: Two Weeks (April 2003) Philippe Jonathan Architecte D.P.L.G., Paris Architectural Assistant private house in the south of France (Roussillon)
5 private house in the suburb of Paris (Le Vesinet) Duration: Three Months (April 2001, July 2002, December 2002) EDUCATION Degrees: 2009-Now: AA diploma, RIBA part 3 (England), Master M2 (fourth year, France) RIBA Part 3 at the Architectural Association : Fifth year at the Architectural Association Project title: Green Re-Articulates Red: Ground and Daylight Transformations of the Partie Communiste HQ Description: The proposal attempts to restore Niemeyer s original design s democratic ambition through an Architecture of Accessibility for both pedestrian and climatic flows. This would be achieved through the introduction of an extension that will house public programmes, a new public plaza and a marketplace, as well as a new environmental mediation system for the entire complex. Diploma Unit 2 - Unit Masters: Anne Save de Beaurecueil, Franklin Lee - Project nominated for AA Diploma Honours and Technical Studies High Pass History and Theory Essay: Terminator vs. Doly: The Natural Machine and the Artificial Nature - High Pass, Tutor: Martin Self Future Practice Essay: Copyright, Patent and Listing : In between Science and Art, Protecting Architectural Creations - Pass, Tutor: Ferhan Azman : Master M2 (Fourth year) - Ecole d'architecture Paris-Malaquais : Fourth year at the Architectural Association Project title: After the Disaster, Before the Phenomenon, A New Life for Goma, D.R. Congo Description: A large scale urban intervention to mitigate lava flows, provide shelters for refugees and agricultural fields for the inhabitants of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Diploma Unit 16 - Unit Masters: Jonas Lundberg, Steve Hardy History and Theory Essay: Functionalism Now, Contemporary Answers to a Disputed Ideology Pass, Tutor: George Liaropoulos-Legendre : Third year at the Architectural Association Project title: A Digital Library Within the British Library
6 Description: How does Google Print which planned to put online every single book will change physical libraries as we know them today? Intermediate Unit 8 - Unit Masters: Yusuke Obuchi, Alan Dempsey, Eugene Han History and Theory essay: Flâneurs and Detectives, learning from the city s inner life, High Pass, Tutor: Marc Cousins Professional Practice essay: Liability in Architectural Practice High Pass, Tutor: Javier Castañon : Visiting Student Program at the Architectural Association Project title: A Dancing Bridge Around Canary Wharf for Flâneurs, Joggers and Bikers Description: The analysis of the site was based on an abstract exercise to diagram the game of Baseball and a collective design game called "topographical fiction". Rules were defined to systemize the design process. Unit Masters: Charles Tashima and Georges Liaropoulos-Legendre : Second and First year of Architectural Studies - Ecole d Architecture Paris-Malaquais : Baccalauréat in Sciences and Economy Ecole-Active-Bilingue Seminars, Publications and Prizes: 2009-Now: Log Spring Summer 2010, Four full pages on my Diploma Project : Architectural Association Fabrication Cluster (AAFAB) - First Prize : Work on the Nyiragongo published in Peered - Review Scientific Journal Workshop with the FAU University in Sao-Paulo, Brazil on Sustainable Design and Oscar Niemeyer : Photography Exhibition at the Architectural Association "Construire L'Avenir, Goma R.D. Congo" Shortlisted for the "Environmental Tectonics Competition" : Organisation of a seminar at the Architectural Association, Volanologists Jacques Durrieux and Paolo Papale on Mitigation Plans for the Nyiragongo Volcano
7 RECOMMENDATIONS Mamou-Mani s work on Karen Millen has influenced the course of our journey Mike Shearwood, CEO of Aurora Fashion Arthur Mamou-Mani is an architect from the 22nd Century Stephen Melville, Director, Ramboll Engineering UK The collaboration has been really successful, since our project was installed there has been a significant increase in sales. Gemma Metheringham, Managing Director, Karen Millen I was immediately impressed by the pragmatic effectiveness of this young architect. He is perseverant, very committed and has placed his advanced knowledge of design technology at the service of his great sensitivity Michel Grinberg, Client for the House in Jaffa I have been lucky enough to study under Arthur at the University of Westminster. Arthur has been consistently helpful and reliable, with an obvious dedication to the subject. His knowledge of digital design tools and fabrication has proved extremely useful. Christopher Ingram, student at the University of Westminster I had the pleasure of working with Arthur on Karen Millen s entry for the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project 2013 and on the installations for the Karen Millen AW13 Press Show. Highly creative and a true innovator right at the forefront of his field, Arthur had no problem crossing over temporarily into the world of retail visual merchandising. His window installation in our Regent St store received global praise in both the retail and design press and placed Karen Millen firmly on the world stage as a leader in the field of experimental window design. Highly recommended, he is an architect to watch. Work with him now whist you still can! Andrew Hardy, Visual Merchandising Consultant at KAREN MILLEN Arthur Mamou-Mani has several times provided great support as a tutor for my students at the KTH School of Architecture. As part of the overall curriculum, he and his colleague has designed courses that has worked extremely well with the agenda within our teaching studio, primarily focused on issues of parametric modelling in relation to innovative design. He has always been very keen to understand how to best contribute to our overall agenda, and has been extremely generous with his knowledge and time. In this way he has combined his expertise within architectural design with technical skills, as well as a great pedagogic ability. He has been very appreciated by myself, my teaching colleagues and our students, and I hope to be able to collaborate again in the near future. Jonas Runberger, Director of Research, White arkitekter AB
8 Project Name: The Magic Garden - Site: Karen Millen Flagship Store, Regent Street London - Project Description: Window Display - Client: Karen Millen Fashions ltd. - Status: Completed - Budget: 8,000 - Date: April Architect: Arthur Mamou-Mani - Design Team: Jack Munro, Savvas Havatzias, Megan Sadler The Magic Garden has been designed to animate and seamlessly link all the windows of the store with one beautiful fluid form. By using both digital and physical techniques, the architect has shaped light-diffusing polyamide mesh fabric to maximise its structural qualities and interact with the mannequins. The result reflects the precision of both tailoring and architecture as well as the colour and lightness of the Karen Millen SS13 collection.
12 Project Name: House in Jaffa - Site: Jaffa - Project Description: Flat Refurbishment - Client: Michel Grinberg - Status: Completed - Budget: 250,000 - Date: Sept 2009 to Sept Architects: Mamou-Mani Architects and Storey Architects This refurbishment project takes place in the village of Jaffa which is listed as UNESCO world heritage site. When lifting the whole roof up by one storey we had to think of the right logic for the circulation. This staircase goes through one of the rooms and therefore the screen, inspired by traditional Mashrabyias, was calibrated to block the views while still allowing light to go through. 16/12/11 - Michel Grinberg - House In Jaffa Mashrabyia Staircase Screen - Set-Up Diagram Shortest Distance from Center to Curve Room Visibility Curve Vertical Lines Horizontal Lines Pattern Boundary Screen Edge /12/11 - Michel Grinberg - House In Jaffa Mashrabyia Staircase Screen - Set-Up Diagram - Component ) The rectangular grid is achieved by intersecting vertical and horizontal lines at the corners of the stair. 2) The centroid of each rectangular cells projects its closest point onto the visibility curve. t Horzontal Edge points Vertical Edge points 1 Vertical Edge points 2 Thickness Mid Points 1 Mid Points 2 Width of middle geometry cm cm cm This page explains the parametric set-up of the Model: The pattern s components are defined by geometrical rules which can adapt to different edge condition. These parameters can also be manually changed to create new patterns.
14 Project Name: Overcast - Site: V&A Museum London - Project Description: Installation - Client: Victoria and Albert Museum - Status: Shortlisted Competition - Budget: 30,000 - Date: May Artist: Guan Lee - Architect: Arthur Mamou-Mani - Design Team: Jack Munro, Dan Dodds, Maria Valente, Megan Sadler, Lemma Redda - Structural Engineers: Tim Lucas of Price and Myers Overcast is an installation for the Gallery 33A at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was commissioned by the V&A as part of a shortlisted competition on the theme of plaster. The intention was to recreate the light scattering effect of clouds using 3D printed plaster. The result is a series of very light 3d printed cloudlets tightly assembled around a cantilevering steel structure. (above: Prototype of cloudlets and day time render)
16 Project Name: Heart of Africa - Site: Chester - Project Description: Biodome - Client: Chester Zoo - Status: Planning Approved - Budget: 60M - Date: Feb Architects: Proctor and Matthews Architect - Role: Architectural Assistant Heart of Africa, or HOA, is part of the Natural Vision project: a masterplan to renovate and extend Chester Zoo and make it one of the largest and most innovative zoos in the World. Proctor and Matthews Architects was hired as an Architectural sub-consultant for AECOM after winning an invited competition. With a total budget of 60million, Heart of Africa covers a total area of 8.72 Ha amongst which 16,650 Sq.m. will be covered by a 200m long, 60m wide steel and ETFE free-form Gridshell. This roof will create a green house effect and the respiration of tropical plants will create a naturally high humidity level. I have worked as Architectural Assistant on this project and was in charge of all the parametric modelling.
18 Project Name: Autumn Winter 2013 Press Show- Project Description: Installation - Client: Karen Millen - Status: Completed - Budget: 8,000 - Date: March Architect: Arthur Mamou-Mani - Design Team: Jack Munro, Dan Dodds, Savvas Havatzias Karen Millen s Press Show is where they reveal their new collection to the press. We worked closely with the managing director and visual merchendiser to design a piece that would express the idea of Atelier. The 1000 Card Patterns used are all recycled from a factory in Cyprus that switched to digital patterns.
20 Project Name: University Centre Hastings - Project Description: University - Client: private Status: Completed - Budget: 30M - Date: September Architect: Proctor and Matthews Architects - Role: Architectural Assistant in charge of the parametric modelling. These panels were developed for the University of Hastings, U.K. They are a representation of the Bayeux Tapestry and are use as ventilation panels for the building. They were built by RMIG, several pictures below show the tools used for punching the holes at the factory. I developed a tool that could create panels with any image and 40% opening ratio.
22 Project Name: Expanding Pavilion - Project Description: Temporary Pavilion - Client: NY City - Status: Competition - Budget: 20,000 - Date: August Architects: Arthur Mamou-Mani, Benjamin S.Koren, Rajat Sodhi, Takanao Todo - Consultant: Ackerman Gmbh The expanding Pavilion celebrates the act of building during the festival of Union Square. Passers-by of all ages will be encouraged to take part in the straight-forward assembly process of this joint-free, recyclable and easily expandable structure. Using a toolbox of simple CNC milled cardboard strips, which are folded into a variety of both structural and ornamental brick components, people s participation will define the ultimate appearance of the pavilion on Union Square.
24 Project Name: Green Re-Articulates Red - Project Description: Extension - Client: private - Status: feasibility - Budget: tbc - Date: September Architects: Arthur Mamou-Mani - Consultant: Buro Happold Green Re-Articulates Red is the project I developed in 2008 for my Diploma at the Architectural Association. The PCF Headquarters was designed while Oscar Niemeyer was in political exile in France. His original intention was to create a democratic Ground for the people but today this ground has been surrounded by security fences, which makes the building look and perform like a monolith bunker, isolated from its neighbours in the poor, multicultural 19th arrondissement. Niemeyer wanted to make the city breathe, yet in addition to having circulation problems, the building is over-exposed to direct sunlight. The proposal attempts to restore the original design s democratic ambition by creating an Architecture of Accessibility for both pedestrian and climatic flows.