MAS 2019 / 20

Digital Bamboo Pavilion render

Digital Bamboo Pavilion is a 12 week design and fabrication assignment in which the MAS students apply their knowledge of digital tools and additive manufacturing in a complex lightweight structure.In 12 weeks, they are asked to design an outdoor covered and lightweight pavilion. The spatial structure is to be made out of bamboo poles, bespoke 3D printed connections and lightweight textile that will function as a protective, programmatic and design element. 

 

Prefabrication and modularity embedded in the design will allow the pavilion with a small carbon footprint to travel in different places. First stop at the Zürcher Architektur Museum by the Zurich lake.

The students were divided into 3 groups  of 6 to explore the major components : structure, joints and skin. Assisted by Davide Tanadini, of Prof. Schwarz group, the structure team explored structural models for frame construction. For form finding, subdivision computer programs were developed. The joint team explored disparate joints design and programming. The textile team used design tools to program the skin shape and pattern. In terms of fabrication, they had to test material and add on printing feasibility. 

Joints prototypes 

Yu-Hung Chiu, Maria Pia Assaf, Rémy Clemente

Yu-Hung Chiu, Maria Pia Assaf, Rémy Clemente

Ping-Hsun Tsai, Jomana Baddad, Indra Santosa

Ping-Hsun Tsai, Jomana Baddad, Indra Santosa