Transformable Pavilion

Modern urban environments often lack spontaneous activity and play. There is little engagement between departure and destination. The transformable pavilion is a finely crafted addition to the urban fabric, merging the perspective of sculptor and spectator. The fins that form the structure of the pavilion are movable, inviting interaction from visitors as they pass or linger. The goal is to show individuals how our built environment can be more dynamic, and how they can take an active role in its possibilities.

Because of its modular design, the pavilion can be adapted to fit many different site conditions. The entire assembly can be delivered on a standard shipping pallet and assembled in 6-8 hours. The pavilion débuted in the courtyard of CAM, the heart of downtown Raleigh’s warehouse arts district. The fins settled into the gravel and appeared to emerge from the ground. At 24’ overall length, the pavilion provides the courtyard with shade, refuge, activity, and sculpture.  The pavilion has since been featured at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas.

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Location: Raleigh, North Carolina + SXSW @ Austin, Texas