Wood Pavillion

by Wing Yi Hui and Lap Ming Wong

Architecture students Wing Yi Hui and Lap Ming Wong of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design have completed a domed latticed pavilion as part of a performance-oriented design project.

By understanding the performance of material, and allowing it to perform its intrinsic properties, innovative and sustainable methodology of architectural production could be emerged as a natural response. Deformation of wood due to moisture is no longer a nuisance but a benefit to fabrication.

At the later stage of the research, strategic moisturization, translucent qualities of thin veneer and elasticity of wood are being explored with very thin veneer (thickness=0.6mm) into potential architectural element. Full-scale construction is being conducted as an experiment. The global geometry with systematic assembling is determined by parametric setup with environmental and atmospheric data.

The construction consisted of 46 groups of components while each of them consisted of 5 components: 36 identical groups of them are fabricated for the major structure, while 3 components in 6 groups of the total are fabricated differently for extreme curvature shift.

By understanding the performance of material, and allowing it to perform its intrinsic properties, innovative and sustainable methodology of architectural production could be emerged as a natural response. Deformation of wood due to moisture is no longer a nuisance but a benefit to fabrication.

The computational tool predicted the approximate dimensions, global geometry and compositional curvature while physical tests are carried out to combine the material performance with computer-generated data for further evaluations. Material performance became extremely crucial and prior as the system can never coincide with data generated from pure digital computation and fabrication. The relationship between the tools create unique interface for generation of the emergent typologies and global geometry of performance-oriented exploration as such.

 

Performance-oriented design: Wood Pavilion
Students: Wing Yi Hui, Lap Ming Wong from Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Performance-oriented design studio, Conducted by: Prof. Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Prof. Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson.

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