University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


'57 Pavilions' Published

By Weitzman
Feb 6, '19 11:09 AM EST

57 Pavilions is a 21st-century manual documenting architectural design research at PennDesign examining new potentials for part to whole assemblies where experiments in material expression, morphology, performance and culture fuse with advanced digital design processes and fabrication to produce fullscale architectural consequences. Through the presentation of 54 half-scale pavilion projects and three full-scale pavilions a novel approach is laid out for generating higher ordered physical assemblies. The formations produce a new role of parts, material processes, and aggregations yielding a more autonomous character as discrete objects in a larger assembly. As the pavilion research moves into the world in full-scale installations, these new part-to-whole relationships provoke unexpected engagement with occupants, the environment, and the larger cultural context. It is published by ORO Editions.

Edited by Andrew Saunders Associate Professor of Architecture, PennDesign

Foreword by Winka Dubeldam Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture, PennDesign


Mohamad Al Khayer Lecturer, PennDesign

Ezio Blasetti Lecturer, PennDesign

Danielle Willems Lecturer, PennDesign

Michael Loverich Co-Founder, The Bittertang Farm

Assistant Editors

Ryan Barnette
Joanna Ptak
Elizabeth Heldridge