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DESIGNSLAM WINNING PAVILLION

   

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DESIGNSLAM WINNING PAVILLION


【CLIENT】

Cut&Paste

【PLACE + TIME】

Autodesk University / 2009

【PROJECT TEAM】

Because We Can  ✦  Concept & execution of winning entry to live on-stage design competition.

【MADE IN OUR SHOP】

Handheld prototypes to show how concept was ready-for-fabrication.

The Design Slam is a live design competition where three architects compete head-to-head live to produce the best design possible in a very limited 20 minutes. Only allowed a few prepared elements, we leveraged generative design and custom scripting to produce a grand scheme with lots of variation and detail. And brought home the winning trophy while holding our own against two much larger and more established design firms!
— Because We Can
 
 
 

【ABOUT】

The design competition was to generate a concept for a temporary series of pavilions around a classic of French architecture: the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans. Our concept involved a series of digitally-fabricated, generalitively designed towers that both referenced the perfect mathematical symmetry of the historic site and yet introduced a playful bounded randomness. The main central tower not only provides a viewing platform, it also collects energy via photovoltaic panels to drive a onsite WiFi-empowered AR experience for visitors to learn the rich history of these great buildings.