‘flocking tejas’ emerges as an architectural system that seeks to unveil a new spatial repertoire that fosters the usage, capabilities and possibilities of handcrafted materials, associated to an emergent and adaptable systemic nature. the system arises as a hybrid process informed by both, analogue exploration and digitally-oriented generative tools, that translates traditional material knowledge and techniques. this pavilion located in chile is composed by a collaborative structure organized by local scale relationships, based on simple rules of distance, weight, gravity and physical stress, as well as logic of mass proliferation and coordinated replicability.

the interior of the pavilion suits various activities for people of all ages



as in a flock of birds, the system’s global organization obeys an intuitive-like behavior among the parts which is based on relationships that are evolving; establishing different instances, variations and application possibilities. in that sense, chilean base studio‘s pavilion proposal establishes a particular application of an instance within the several variations that the system allows. an instance that invites people to explore this open idea of ‘a space in formation’ and the strangeness created by these fragile elements suspended in a light-cable ceiling. in an almost sculptural fashion, base studio ‘de-contextualizes’ the domestic imagery associated to clay tiles and reveales the inherent capacity of its concave nature to constitute geometrically complex structures. an instance that enables people’s curiosity.

it emerges as an architectural system, fostering possibilities of handcrafted materials and adaptive systems


unrolled profile

global variations

axonometric view

physical prototype

a number of arrangements are studied in order to evaluate the system’s relationship between components



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