martes, 23 de mayo de 2017

The Broad

The Broad

Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler

The Broad is a museum of contemporary art located in Downtown Los Angeles. It was designed then built in 2015 by Diller Scofidio and Renfo in collaboration with Gensler.

The building is composed of two main elements: the central concrete piece and the outside structural panelised system. Those two elements are called “the veil and the vault”

The envelope, the veil is composed by a panelized system that covers a block long distance. The panel modules are porous and allows the filtered natural light all around the interior space of the museum.

The structural panels are made out of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). It is a type of fiber-reinforced concrete. The material is very resistant under compression and more less heavy than basic concrete panels. 

See the construction timelapse at:

lunes, 22 de mayo de 2017

KREOD Pavilion London

KREOD Pavilion London

Chun Qing Li & Pavilion Architecture

The KREOD Pavilion designed by Chun Qing Li & Pavilion Architecture. It is a transportable structure. The structural frame system allows it to have an open plan and thus be used for different programs. It is organic in form, ecologically friendly and inspired by nature

The frame system is made with a sustainable process: the kebonyzation. It is the process of getting soft wood suitable for outside and structurally strong. It is a good technic to avoid the use and exportation of tropical hardwood. This type of wood is very resistant and does not loose its colour while aging. The wood becomes easy to maintain, cost effective and has a good resistance under compression.

The shape of the structure was inspired by the structure of molecules. In order to not have to build an over complicated structure. They developed with eternal help a simple joint assembly to achieve a torsion-free hexagonal panel layout.

The general shape formed by the hexagons is the result of RhinoScript looking for a self-supported system. 

 Adding different ones of those general shapes allows different variations for the transportable pavilion.