This year’s G30 Pavilion will be constructed with a series of components that are made of thin sheets of aluminum cut/weld with robotic fabrications. The welded aluminum sheets are then inflated with high-pressure air, making the components into 3D form.
G30 Summer Pavilion Project has officially kicked off. As two previous pavilion projects, Pro. Jun Sato will join us as our structural engineer.
This year’s G30 Pavilion will be developed as a collaboration project with Obayashi Corporation, one of Japan’s major construction companies. In the past two years, we have built two pavilions at scales that were manageable to G30 students with our limited resources. In order expand our ambitions, we have invited our Digital Fabrication Lab’s sponsors to join our pavilion projects.
|Selected Pavilion Proposal by Ana, Miguel, Leaf|
|Testing Circle Pack Pattern for the Pavilion|
Students are working to make a pavilion called “Circle Pack Pavilion.” It is becoming one of G30’s annual events to build a pavilion for Tokyo Designers Week. The pavilion uses shrink film and various sizes of nested bamboo rings to archive lightweight structure. We will update more photos during the event.
|Production of nested bamboo rings|
We are participating this year’s Tokyo Designers Week and exhibiting our Minimal Surface Pavilion. This is our 6th version since we started constructing last September, and it gets better each time we reconstruct at different locations.
Tokyo Designers Week 2011 will run for a week from November 1 to 6 at Meiji Jingu Garden near Shibuya.