PAVILION: 99 FAILURES

By in DFL, Pavilions, Projects on September 24, 2014

Digital Fabrication Lab Pavilion, 2013

Design Team:

The University of Tokyo teaching staff: Yusuke Obuchi, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, So Sugita, Hironori Yoshida

The University of Tokyo students: Christopher Sjoberg, Yeonsang Shin, Miguel Puig, Zhang Ye, Ana Luisa Soares, Ma Sushuang, Tong Shan, Andrea Trajkovska, Quangtuan Ta, Wei Wang, Anders Rod, Benjamin Berwick, Qiaomu Jin, Fawad Osman, Yanli Xiong, Andrea Bagniewski, Kevin Clement, Ornchuma Saraya, Minjie Xu

Obayashi Corporation: Tomoo Yamamoto, Kenichi Misu, Gendai Ono, Yasuo Ichii, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shunsuke Niwa, Tatsuji Kimura, Masaru Emura, Taiki Byakuno, Takahide Okamoto

Structural engineer: Jun Sato

Fabrication of components: Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio)

Construction: Multibuilder

Fabrication: Togari Kogyo

Structure: Freeform Surface Tensegrity Structure

Specifications:

Compressive components: stainless steel plates with 0.5 mm / 0.8 mm / 1.2 mm / 1.5 mm thickness

Tension cables: stainless steel cables in 3 mm diameter

Base ring: stainless steel pipe in 48mm diameter

Foundation: precast concrete blocks

Furniture: painted plywood

Weight: 1.5 t (upper structure in stainless steel), 1 t (concrete foundation)

Design Phase: October 2012 – March 2013

Design development, fabrication & construction: April – November 2013

Completion date: 24 November 2013

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