orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week
 
orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week
oct 15, 2012

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week

‘ban pavilion’ by orprojects for the 2012 beijing design week, china image © jasper james and orproject

 

 

 

‘ban,’ the chinese word for ‘leaf,’ drives the concept for the pavilion designed by international firm orproject for the 2012 beijing design week. hundreds of bent transparent polymer sheets are connected at simple nut-and-bolt nodes that create a self-supporting structure. extensive research into anisotropic sheet morphologies produced an understanding of directional structural strength applied to the connection of a individual uni-directional, almost two-dimensional components that seems to hover lightly in the sky, only touching ground at three columns that define a vaulted space. the transparency of the material property focuses the viewers attention to the sky, strengthening the floral character of the installation. 

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week images © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week image © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week transparency focuses views to the sky image © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week image © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week image © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week image © jasper james and orproject

orproject: ban pavilion at beijing design week (left) looking up through the space (right) simple connecting nodes images © jasper james and orproject

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
507,090 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine