UK 2015,

AWARDED 3RD PRICE

AA,
LONDON

Museum Gardens, London E2 9PA
Competition 2015'

DESIGN EXPLANATION
Concept
Our design is inspired by the optical properties of the sky. Its scope is to create a palpable envelope with external and internal skins similar to biological organisms. As you approach the sky seems to come nearer and upon entering you find yourself as if inside a cloud.  
The thresholds are only 1m20 high - this makes you think twice if indeed you are 'allowed' to enter. The aim of this is to implement the factor of play for the visitor; to increase one’s thirst for further discovery. 

System
On a technical level we developed a strategy of embedding elements with compressive strength between two membrane skins. The result is the production of a lightweight, free-standing visually frameless membrane structure. The Double-Skins interact in a game of pushing and pulling to create this unique 'bubbly' curvature. 

Materials
The goal is to have a framework that can be transported to and set up in any location. All that is needed is an on-site scaffolding, and a set of simple DIY assembly instructions. The Pavilion can therefore be delivered, hand-carried and erected anywhere.
The Pavilion's skin is made from Barrisol, an elastic membrane that is a non flammable PVC sheet. Barrisol UK , support our project and have agreed to sponsor us for any excess amount over the given budget. 

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Tel: +357 99 42 22 12

Email: pavlos@kukanarchitects.eu

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