ball-nogues' pulp pavilion shades visitors at coachella music festival ball-nogues' pulp pavilion shades visitors at coachella music festival
apr 20, 2015

ball-nogues' pulp pavilion shades visitors at coachella music festival

for the annual coachella valley music festival in california, ball-nogues studio has created the pulp pavilion as an architectural installation composed of reclaimed materials. sitting boldly in the desert landscape, the sculptural installation serves as a vibrant canopy respite from the sun whilst encouraging festival-goers to sit beneath and socialize. focused on a sustainable approach, the low-cost structure experiments with the diverse and unique capabilities of using paper as the prime material by converting it into pulp. the tree-like form uses a mix of the blended paper with water and pigment which is then sprayed onto the lattices of organic rope, resulting in the rigid and self-supporting structure. furthermore, unlike other conventional materials such as fiberglass or plastics, when the festival finishes, the pulp pavilion can easily be recycled or composted.

ball nogues pulp pavilion coachella designboom
at night, colored lights are used to emphasize the webbed nature of the form
image © benjamin ball (main image © joshua white)

ball nogues pulp pavilion coachella designboom
image © benjamin ball

ball nogues pulp pavilion coachella designboom
paper pulp with water and pigment  is then sprayed onto the lattices of organic rope
image © joshua white

ball nogues pulp pavilion coachella designboom
rigid and self-supporting structure
image © joshua white

ball nogues pulp pavilion coachella designboom
the pavilion serves as a sculptural canopy respite from the sun 
image © joshua white

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