Gem Complex started out as a project for an artists' book published on the 15th anniversary of De Grisogono Jewels. The idea was to make something inspired by the jewels themselves, so we started studying how to make a diamond on a 3D program, and how to join stones for a diamond pave

Working with dodecahedron primitives, we joined them in vertical clusters that expand to volumes that slowly get inhabited and turn into buildings. After the image for the book was completed, we continued working on the idea for this building which could become a house or a hotel or maybe a shopping mall.

team; Andreas Angelidakis, Dimitris Triandafyllou, Nana Stahi


research included looking at how diamonds are made in 3D