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Davidova, Marie, Šichman, Martin and Gsandtner, Martin 2013. paRESITE. [reSITE Festival]. Prague, Czech Republic , 19-23 June 2013.

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The Paresite-The Environmental Summer Pavilion designed for reSITE festival, is a möbius shaped structure, built from torsed pine wood planks in triangular grid with half cm thin pine wood triangular sheets that provide shadow and evaporate moisture in dry weather. The sheets, cut in a tangential section, interact with humidity by warping themselves, allowing air circulation for the evaporation in arid conditions.The design was accomplished in Grasshopper for Rhino in combination with Rhino and afterwards digitally fabricated.This interdisciplinary project involved students from the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) and the students of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (FLD CZU). The goal was to design and build a pavilion from a solid pine wood in order to analyse its material properties and reactions to the environment and to accommodate functions for reSITE festival. The design was prepared within half term studio course and completed in June 2013 on Karlovo Square in Prague where it hosted 1600 visitors during festival weekend.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Uncontrolled Keywords: responsive wood; pine wood; solid wood; performance; systemic approach to architectural performance; urban intervention
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