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Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion is a Complex Piece of Street Furniture Made With Local Materials in Montreal
Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 10, 2012 @ 7:44 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Urban design | No Comments
Master architecture students  from McGill University (along with their supervisors) worked on this project for fifteen months, sourcing all of the necessary materials and technology from within the local community. The idea was to put parametric design to the test in order to better understand the relationship between digital tools and the built environment.
Twisted and cantilevering into a protective shell installed on campus, the ContemPLAY pavilion  showcases a range of possibilities for the future of parametric design. The Möbius strip and moiré lattice are both complex geometries and combining them in one 3D structure would have been very difficult to achieve without digital tools. In addition to being a great feat for architecture, this street furniture  also has an earthy edge that enhances the project’s contemplative dimension.
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