algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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Comment by Judyta Cichocka on December 19, 2015 at 3:17pm


HIRIWA PAVILION is an experimental structure which endeavour to reinterpret the function of steel.  In this project steel is used as textile or fabric. The perforated steel plates form a lattice membrane for a small outdoor pavilion.


The form-finding process included methods studied by of Heinz Isler or Antoni Gaudi (e.g.  fabric forming, membrane under pressure) and mesh relaxation techniques.  Geometry was translated into a grid of non-repeatable steel panels. The perforation changes gradually over the surface. The largest openings are in the middle of the pavilion in order to reduce weight in the unsupported places. The size of the pavilion is roughly 4,5x4,5 m x 3m.



The pavilion's CNC-bent aluminium frame is constructed from 24 sections. The surface of the pavilion includes 128 unique panels from 2,5mm Atmospheric Corrosion Resistant Steel Plates (corten). In the presented project every panel is considered as a single element , so that 6-8 panels could fit to the steel sheet of size 2500x 1250mm. However panels could be laser cut either as separate elements or as larger clusters. At the connecting  two parts edges there are overlaps, that enable to connect parts with each other.

Comment by Anton Bakker on December 19, 2015 at 2:10pm

what is the tubing made of?





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