Students and instructors at the University of West of England have completed a research pavilion with the aid of Karamba and Kangaroo.
Situated on the University of West of England (UWE) campus, the Digital Design Research Unit (DDRU) Pavilion was designed and built for the school’s end of year show in June 2016 by a small team of undergraduate students.
Working with local firm Format engineers, the pavilion is made from straight strips of 6mm birch plywood that are woven together along geodesics to form a stiff doubly curved shell. The inside of the pavilion includes entries documenting the design process, taken from the online collaborative software Slack. The project introduced the benefits of parametric design and digital fabrication to support a low cost but structurally efficient method of construction.
Tutors: John Harding, Scott Hills, Olga Kravchenko
Students: Raymonde Bieler, Paul Cooper, Lee Bartholomew, Shadie Elyaei
Engineer: Stephen Melville & Cecilie Brandt-Olsen (Format Engineers)
Text from the DDRU