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Material performance of solid wood: Paresite, The Environmental Summer Pavilion

Davidova, Marie, Šichman, Martin and Gsandtner, Martin 2014. Material performance of solid wood: Paresite, The Environmental Summer Pavilion. Presented at: eCAADe 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 10-12 September 2014. Published in: Thompson, Emine Mine ed. Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference. Newcastle upon Tyne: Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 139-144.

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Abstract

The Paresite – The Environmental Summer Pavilion designed for reSITE festival, is a möbius shaped structure, built from torsed pine wood planks in triangular grid with half cm thin pine wood triangular sheets that provide shadow and evaporate moisture in dry weather. The sheets, cut in a tangential section, interact with humidity by warping themselves, allowing air circulation for the evaporation in arid conditions. The design was accomplished in Grasshopper for Rhino in combination with Rhino and afterwards digitally fabricated. This interdisciplinary project involved students from the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) and the students of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (FLD CZU). The goal was to design and build a pavilion from a solid pine wood in order to analyse its material properties and reactions to the environment and to accommodate functions for reSITE festival. The design was prepared within half term studio course and completed in June 2013 on Karlovo Square in Prague where it hosted 1600 visitors during festival weekend.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Publisher: Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2019
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 15:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/116630

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