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The Obverse/Reverse Pavilion: An Example of a Form-Finding Design of Temporary, Low-Cost, and Eco-Friendly Structure

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Department of Architecture and Visual Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-317 Wroclaw, Poland
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Super Architektura Michał Święciak, 86-300 Grudziądz, Poland
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Academic Editor: Ewa Janina Grabska
Buildings 2021, 11(6), 226; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11060226
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 18 May 2021 / Accepted: 20 May 2021 / Published: 25 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Computer Aided Architectural Design)
Temporary pavilions play an important role as experimental fields for architects, designers, and engineers, in addition to providing exhibition spaces. Novel structural and formal solutions applied in pavilions also can give them an unusual appearance that attracts the eyesight of spectators. In this article, the authors explore the possibility of combining structural novelty, visual attractiveness, and low cost in the design and construction of a temporary pavilion. For that purpose, an innovative structural system and design approach was applied, i.e., a membrane structure was designed in Rhino and Grasshopper environments with the use of the Kiwi!3D IsoGeometric analysis tool. The designed pavilion, named Obverse/Reverse, was built in Opole, Poland, for the occasion of World Architecture Day in July 2019. The design and the construction were performed by the authors in cooperation with students belonging to the Humanization of Urban Environment organization from the Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. The resultant pavilion proved the potential of obtaining a low-budget but visually attractive architectural solution with the adaption of parametrical design tools and some scientific background with innovative structural systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: parametric design; paper in architecture; temporary architecture; pop-up structures; membrane structures; isogeometric analysis; fabrication parametric design; paper in architecture; temporary architecture; pop-up structures; membrane structures; isogeometric analysis; fabrication
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Łątka, J.F.; Święciak, M. The Obverse/Reverse Pavilion: An Example of a Form-Finding Design of Temporary, Low-Cost, and Eco-Friendly Structure. Buildings 2021, 11, 226. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11060226

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Łątka JF, Święciak M. The Obverse/Reverse Pavilion: An Example of a Form-Finding Design of Temporary, Low-Cost, and Eco-Friendly Structure. Buildings. 2021; 11(6):226. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11060226

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Łątka, Jerzy F., and Michał Święciak. 2021. "The Obverse/Reverse Pavilion: An Example of a Form-Finding Design of Temporary, Low-Cost, and Eco-Friendly Structure" Buildings 11, no. 6: 226. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11060226

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