First-Year Yale Students Construct a Cool Reflective Pavilion Using Aluminum

by , 07/02/12
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Yale, Architecture, design, sustainable design, festival architecture, eco-design, green design, aluminum, temporary design, pavilion, Assembly One, New Haven, arts festival, natural ventilation

During a seminar and design studio, the students set out to apply interesting new computational and material techniques to their building project. What resulted is an airy, reflective pavilion made from 1,000 pieces of uber thin aluminum that is at once lofty and sturdy. The students’ didn’t explicitly say, but we are willing to wager that these materials are easily disassembled and recycled elsewhere.

Two of the pavilion’s walls are solid – relatively speaking – while two are left open. This promotes natural ventilation and some sense of security while still allowing for a great deal of visibility. In this case, the pavilion was oriented to face the festival’s main stage. The material choice is such that the pavilion captures light differently depending on the viewer’s point-of-view, giving the temporary structure a fascinating shifting quality that completely changes the face of festival architecture.

+ Yale School of Architecture

Via Arch Daily

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  1. partha dasgupta July 3, 2012 at 12:35 am


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