generative modeling for Rhino
The pavilion is based on a form-found surface based on a mathematical idealisation of the traditional Gaudi or Frei Otto approach but modified to a more realistic form using our original research. The shell is discretised into planar three-valence mesh using an innovative algorithm, thereby allowing the free form surface to be constructed with flat panels. These panels are connected with standard hinges and the structure works as fully pinned structure with no bending capacity between the panels. The structure is designed to withstand accidental loads, self-weight and additional dead loads, such as lighting fixtures.
The plywood panels for this pavilion were fabricated using a three-axis CNC router. The routing included rebating of the hinges, drilling of holes for bolts and finally cutting the contours of the panels. The digital input to the router was drawings created using a parametric GH model that places the hinges in the most favourable position. The edge stiffeners are connected with fingerjoints.
The pavilion is scheduled to be part of the Trada Timber Exposition 2012 and Ecobuild Exposition 2013.