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AA Supple Pavillion Workshop 1

Photo: Liliane Calegari


This was the first workshop of the Supple Pavilion workshop series focusing on the design and 1:1 fabrication of an interactive pavilion for the 2012 International Festival of Electronic Language (FILE) in São Paulo. The pavilion reacts to light sensors and human activity, creating a range of different lighting and spatial effects that will trigger further movement and produce a feedback loop of behaviour and response. To accommodate this responsiveness, the design was developed using recursive scripting, associative modelling and digital fabrication. Instruction is led by Rob Stuart-Smith of Kokuggia and Lawrence Friesen of Generative Geometry, and Loira set designer, with Anne Save de Beaurecueil and Franklin Lee of SUBdV, along with other AA tutors. The workshop, (as will all workshops in the series), provided an introduction to computational design (Grasshopper and Arduino) and digital fabrication. Students taking part in multiple workshops will have access to advanced computation instruction. Workshop 1 took take place at the São Paulo Architecture Biennale in Oscar Niemeyer’s OCA building, developed design variations in small models, as well as material and structural scale modelling, testing and 1:1 prototyping. The second workshop will produce 1:1 prototyping, exploring the mechanics and electronics of the light-sensors and motors that generate the transformations of the pavilion. Workshop 3 will fabricate the final elements, working directly with manufacturers to test partial assemblies and the final assembly of the pavilion on site. Advanced development of all circuits and Arduino scripts will take place following computational and digital fabrication instruction.

                Photo: Liliane Calegari Photo: Liliane Calegari
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