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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,Design,Gallery,Urban design | No Comments
Architecture students from McGill University have finally completed ContemPLAY - an extraordinarily complex piece of twisted street furniture. Using digital parametric design tools, which apply geometric principles to fixed dimensions, the team designed a Möbius strip clad in moiré lattice. This awesome pavilion is located on McGill University's campus in Montreal and provides students with a peaceful space to take a break from their studies.
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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