Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The introduction of parametric design software into architectural projects allows for a smooth flow of data between the design world and the realm of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Combined with the utilization of scripting languages architects and designers can generate, and manipulate, with more and more complex building structures, thereby allowing for the exploration of new forms, assembly techniques and production methods. These new tools are changing the way we think, conceptualize, draw, and build architectural form.

The Red Pavilion project was developed by the authors in cooperation with four students from Digital Design at the department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. The purpose of the Red Pavilion was to define an intimate event space for the annual Culture Night taking place in the city of Aalborg. To create such a temporal urban space the final design for the pavilion consisted of two grid shell structures covered with pyramid components, as well as a small stage, four illuminated benches, and two video projectors that were to illuminate and animate the surface of the two shells.


Client: Aalborg Municipality
Production Facilities: Platform 4
Design Team and production:
Electrotexture Lab
together with:
Thiru Manickam, Jens Jakob Møller Pedersen, Kenn Clausen, Aste Ploug Henriksen, all BSc. in Digital Design at Architecture, Design and Media Technology.

Sune Petersen, Video Artist.
Jesper Simensen, Graphical Artist.
Christian Skjødt, Musical program
Sponsors: Barco, Migatronic, AV Centeret

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