tent pile pavilion cantilevers over sand pit for design miami/
 
tent pile pavilion cantilevers over sand pit for design miami/ tent pile pavilion cantilevers over sand pit for design miami/
dec 13, 2013

tent pile pavilion cantilevers over sand pit for design miami/

tent pile pavilion cantilevers over sand pit for design miami/
all images © neal feay

 

 

 

each december, early-career architects are commissioned by design miami/ to build an engaging environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its biannual design commissions program.
 formlessfinder’s ‘tent pile’ pavilion is supported by elaborate custom-milled raw aluminum structures, acting as the framework for the temporary architectural volume. appearing as a balancing act, the installation sits on the apex of a 500 ton pyramid-like foundation of loose sand and provides a communal space for shade, seating and a sense of fresh breeze for visitors. milled aluminum benches provide resting points, naturally cooling guests with the metallic construction. to design the roof and subsequent seating, the architects enlisted the support of third-generation aluminum fabricator neal feay and alcoa, a major producer of materials and industrial design. influenced by the unique geology and geography of miami, the intervention pays tribute to the city’s natural landscape and local building techniques.

 

 

formlessfinder’s ‘tent pile’ pavilion is supported by elaborate custom-milled raw aluminum structures

 

 

the installation sits on the apex of a 500 ton pyramid-like foundation of loose sand

 

 

‘tent pile’ provides a communal space for shade, seating and a sense of fresh breeze for visitors

 

 

milled aluminum benches provide resting points, cooling guests with the metallic construction

 

 

third-generation aluminum fabricator neal feay and alcoa were enlisted to design the truss system

 

 

 

 

the intervention pays tribute to the city’s natural landscape and local building techniques

 

 

construction detail

 

 

    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
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    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
    501,541 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample