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Advances in material performance of solid wood: Loop, the environmental summer pavilion II

Davidova, Marie and Prokop, Simon 2016. Advances in material performance of solid wood: Loop, the environmental summer pavilion II. Presented at: 2016 DCA European Conferencen: Iclusiveness in Design, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-14 May 2016. Published in: Uddin, M.Saleh and Sahin, Murat eds. 2016 DCA European Conferencen: Iclusiveness in Design. Istanbul: Özyeğin University, 00556-00562.

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Loop is a solid wood pavilion that adsorbs the moisture during night and evaporate it during hot summer days. Its panelling is warping in the sun and low relative humidity, thus supporting the circulation of humid air in its environment. Loop is a contribution to the Research by Design on Responsive Wood started by Michael Hensel and Achim Menges at the AA School of Architecture in 2005 and is a second prototype of the first author’s Environmental Summer Pavilions project that developed the previous one, pareSITE Pavilion, further. By spatial organisation of its panelling and the shape of the overall structure, we reached much higher performance. The design was accomplished in Grasshopper for Rhino 5 and digitally fabricated. The project is a result of a transdisciplinary, one semester lasting, studio course at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec and the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague lead by Marie Davidová, Šimon Prokop and Martin Kloda. Architect, environmental design and wood engineering students were involved in the project as transdisciplinarity is crucial in the field of Performance Oriented Design in general. The pavilion served as a stage for EnviroCity festival in Prague during the summer 2014.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Publisher: Özyeğin University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 18 August 2015
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 10:44

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