Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Pneumatic structure have been in favour recently for temporary pavilion space. Thanks to the numeric-control computer technology for the precised prefabrication and also the hit of sustainable architecture trend. Here is an interesting example by Various Architects which enter into the final of a recent competition in designing a mobile pavilion for Yolkshire Forward.
"...The "Yorkshire Diamond Pavilion" is a unique and iconic venue that is designed to represent Yorkshire Forward at events around Yorkshire and Humber or further abroad. The project is an attraction in itself with a striking exterior in the form of inflatable tubes arranged in the atomic structure of diamond. The 20 x 26 x 10 meter diamond grid volume is mined out to form a cavernous interior space reminiscent of the coal mines of Yorkshire. Light and air shafts pierce the structure providing natural light and ventilation. At night the translucent shafts and outer skin radiate light in all colors and directions like a diamond twinkling in the sunlight..." to find out more...
Images & passage from http://variousarchitects.no/project/