parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree
 

parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree

the project for the arena at casacor pernambuco 2018, brazil, south america’s most important exhibition of interior design, architecture, and landscape, has been developed through parametric design methodologies which consist of programming and architectural solutions through computational algorithms. the space by design studio selvagen is conceived as a metaphor related to the tree, due to its meaningful symbolism as a natural element representational of life and the ludic aspect it brings in our memories for playful and comforting moments, that will deeply affect the experiences people will have inside the arena.

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all photos by guilherme paiva

 

 

by analyzing the morphology of a tree, the design team understood the functional particularity of each component for the construction of the arena, which was fundamental for its location, flooring, structure, roof, and lighting, as the tree’s environment, root, trunk, crown, and flower respectively.

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the deck forms the base that provides stability for the entire structure above it and the grandstand, formed by modules that arise from the floor, generates a topography within the space. just like with the roots of a tree, people can have the experience of being able to walk, climb, sit on it. the structure’s woodwork made in massaranduba works as a to the trunk that offers support to all the rest of the arena’s component parts. its pieces are fixed by metal vertices and both corten steel entry frames present a perforated triangular pattern.

parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree designboom

 

parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree designboom

 

parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree designboom

 

 

 

 

parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree designboom

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: arbor arena

architects: selvagen

location: recife – pe, brasil

completion year: 2018

gross built area: 65 sqm

lead architect: paulo carvalho

civil engineer: joão carvalho

team: lissa saruhashi, carlos marques, eduardo correia, raik lira

photography: guilherme paiva

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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