The light-weight structure would serve as an educationalshowcase on computational fabrication
Mesh Iteration Process
By calculating stress concentrations and effort directionality using the plug-in Kangaroo 2, the distribution of branches could be automated, clearly informing material efficiency and assembly order
Reciprocal Branch Pavilion
Unbuilt | Ithaca, USA
CONCEPT | As an exercise exploring different wood structure typologies, the Reciprocal Branch Pavilion was the result of multiple design iterations, resulted from a series of recombination of per-determined design parameters, that linked form and joint in an inseparable system.
The goal was to create a computer generated architecture that could portray the possibilities and limitations of the direct application of technology, using parametricism and finite element simulation to inform joint-system-form relationships.
Joint details are exposed for public view.
On a top view, the structure almost integrates itself into the landscape
The structure is composed out of 288 digitally placed and joined elements
Placed on a strategic site, the pavilion casts aesthetically interesting shadows