Archinect - MÖBIUS: the pareSITE Pavilion 2022-10-02T00:37:03-04:00 Visual Art Projection on Möbius Jason Nam 2013-07-21T10:41:39-04:00 >2013-07-29T22:09:19-04:00 <p> Visual art projection by Lunchmeat<br> Time-lapse by Tomas and Josef Svoboda</p> Events on Möbius Jason Nam 2013-07-04T07:18:55-04:00 >2013-07-08T23:13:38-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Photo Courtesy: Zuzana Vajdova</p> MÖBIUS Opening Day - Journal Jason Nam 2013-07-04T07:02:48-04:00 >2013-07-08T23:06:32-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> June 21, the M&ouml;bius pavilion was finally opening to the public. I got off the tram at&nbsp;Karlovo N&aacute;m&#283;st&iacute; and found this very elegant sign directing me to the pavilion.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> And there it was - M&ouml;bius. My heart started beating faster with excitement as I approached the pavilion.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> I have to admit, the pavilion felt a lot smaller than it looked on the computer screen. Nonetheless, it was still a beautiful piece of work. Yuliya (the original designer of the pavilion) and I were super proud to see it in front of our eyes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Yay ARCHIP.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> There was a quick discussion about the pavilion (mostly in Slovakian so I don't know what they exactly said), and Yuliya was called up to share about her inspiration for the design. Awkward? Yes. Proud? Yes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> <p> The event wrapped up with a special light show on the pavilion. Though skeptical at first, the show turned out to be an awesome performance. It was a good time to reflect about the past few months of seeing M&ouml;bius come to life.&nbsp;</p> <p> -...</p> MÖBIUS Opening Day Jason Nam 2013-07-04T06:14:51-04:00 >2013-07-08T23:13:42-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> M&ouml;bius has landed on the Karlovo N&aacute;m&#283;st&iacute; park! Photographs taken by Monika Wagnerova.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> MÖBIUS is complete! Jason Nam 2013-07-04T06:10:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> After months of hard work, M&ouml;bius has finally been completed. Check out the official photographs taken by&nbsp;Rostislav Zapletal.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #6 Jason Nam 2013-06-15T11:53:15-04:00 >2013-06-15T11:53:15-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> The wooden sheets of "pedals" have been attached - making M&ouml;bius 90% complete! Check out more photos after the jump.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Martin Gsandtner, Martin &Scaron;ichman, and Marie Davidov&aacute; are pleased with the results :)</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #6 Jason Nam 2013-06-13T08:15:44-04:00 >2021-01-24T18:01:04-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> M&ouml;bius is coming to life! The module pieces have been fabricated and we built the pavilion outside of the FLD campus to make sure everything was ok.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #5 Jason Nam 2013-06-12T08:00:44-04:00 >2013-06-18T18:01:11-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> M&ouml;bius is almost ready for its big debut at the reSITE Festival!</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Students at FLD are putting together the final pieces together</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Man&#269;a working on final calculations</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> We're super excited to see M&ouml;bius in its full glory</p> New Location for MÖBIUS Jason Nam 2013-06-09T08:47:37-04:00 >2013-06-17T18:19:04-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src="" title="">Due to the recent floods in Prague, the M&Ouml;BIUS pavilion for REsite will be relocated to <strong><a href="!q=Karlovo+n%C3%A1m%C4%9Bst%C3%AD&amp;data=!1m4!1m3!1d2360!2d14.4198625!3d50.0762055!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x0%3A0x46142472b6dc14bb!3m8!1m3!1d2360!2d14.4198625!3d50.0762055!3m2!1i1410!2i708!4f13.1!4m2!3d50.0758692!4d14.4199392" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlovo N&aacute;m&#283;st&iacute;</a>. </strong>See you all there on June 20!</p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #4 Jason Nam 2013-06-09T08:33:56-04:00 >2013-06-12T08:16:29-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="">Students at FLD have been busy assembling the wooden modules for the M&ouml;bius.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="">Man&#269;a seemed quite satisfied with the progress :)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="">The warehouse is full of the triangular modules, waiting to be pieced together.</p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #3 Jason Nam 2013-06-09T08:21:39-04:00 >2013-06-12T08:11:46-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Exact calculations for the wooden modules are modeled in Rhino</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> And voila!</p> MÖBIUS: the pareSITE Pavilion Jason Nam 2013-06-03T11:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T10:47:50-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <strong>M&Ouml;BIUS:&nbsp;</strong><strong>PARESITE PAVILION</strong></p> <p> <b>Environmental</b><b>&nbsp;Summer Pavilion for reSITE</b></p> <p> Led by Marie Davidov&aacute;, Martin Gsandtner, Martin &Scaron;ichman</p> <p> <strong>Abstract</strong>:</p> <p> The Paresite &ndash; The Environmental Pavilion is a mobius shaped triangular structure built from torqued pine wood planks with half centimetre thin pine wood triangular sheets that provide shadow and evaporate moisture in dry weather. The sheets, cut in the tangential section, interact with the humidity by warping themselves,&nbsp;allowing&nbsp;air circulation for the evaporation in arid conditions.</p> <p> The design was accomplished in&nbsp;Grasshopper&nbsp;for Rhino in combination with Rhino and fabricated on Hundegger Speed-Cut 3 and HOMAG Venture 06S 3-axis milling machine. Few pieces had to be produced in hand as the machine doesn't accept such shallow angles.</p> <p> The project was held in cooperation of the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) and the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (FLD CZU) and the reSITE...</p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #2 Jason Nam 2013-06-02T15:56:55-04:00 >2013-06-12T08:50:00-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> It's been a while since the blog has been updated, but the production team has been busy making the wood pieces at the workshops. Here's a quick update on our environmental pavilion, M&Ouml;BIUS. The production of the wooden panels have officially begun at the Eurodach, where the team has been cutting the big triangles on CNC machine.</p> <p> Check out the video below to see the machine in action.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p> MÖBIUS Construction Update #1 Jason Nam 2013-04-25T19:43:07-04:00 >2013-06-12T08:51:54-04:00 <p> The students at FLD have made prototypes of the wooden triangular modules for&nbsp;M&ouml;bius</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Final Design of the Pavilion MÖBIUS Jason Nam 2013-04-24T00:14:00-04:00 >2013-06-12T13:47:53-04:00 <p> Meet&nbsp;<strong>M&ouml;bius: the pareSITE</strong>.</p> <p> Last year, reSITE's inflatable pavilion was called <a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rosy the&nbsp;Ballerina</a>. We liked calling our pavilion as if it were a person (after all, we spend more time with it than our real friends), so we decided to continue this theme for this year. Our environmental pavilion will go by the name '<strong>M&ouml;bius</strong>' (the pavilion's form) and have the description <strong>paRESITE</strong> (play on the words parametric, parasite, and reSITE).</p> <p> The final design of M&ouml;bius was inspired by the mobius strip, a surface with only one side and only one boundary components. The semi-enclosed form protects against the harsh elements of nature while letting the gentle ones in while the triangular modules provide stability. On each trianglular module, there are 3 seperate &ldquo;petals&rdquo; that open and close responding to the humidity.&nbsp;With the help of Rhino and Grasshopper, we were able to realize the concept.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> With the finalized design, the FLD students are now in the stage of fabricating the pieces of thi...</p> Mobius Strip Jason Nam 2013-04-24T00:11:19-04:00 >2013-04-29T21:23:09-04:00 <p> Using the triangular module system, Team A wanted the form to be based off of a Mobius strip: a surface with only one side and only one boundary components.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Team B's Scale Model Jason Nam 2013-04-23T23:32:04-04:00 >2013-04-29T21:19:09-04:00 <p> Team B (aka "Predators")&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Groupie pic #2. Yay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> 1:1 Scale Model - Team A Jason Nam 2013-04-23T23:07:02-04:00 >2013-04-23T23:12:35-04:00 <p> Team A (aka "Cold Pop") decided to make a partial 1:1 scale model to study the joint system and get an overall feel of what this pavilion will look like. <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Martin, the wood pro, made a 1:1 scale of the triangle module with pinewood -- the actual material we will be using for the pavilion.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> We knew we wanted the triangle modular system, but how were we to put it all together? The first solution was by "stitching" the panels together, but we realized how unstable it was (and also very ugly). We decided to go with what's best been done with any type of joint system: screws and bolts.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Groupie pic. Yay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The "petals" will be added within the triangles to allow certain parts to be more protected from the environment (sunlight, rain, wind, etc.)</p> <p> So what did we find out? 1. We really need Grasshopper to speed this whole process of calculations 2. Stitching looks bad &nbsp;3. Petals look neat 4. We are far from being done</p> Work in Progress Jason Nam 2013-04-23T15:34:37-04:00 >2013-04-29T21:21:14-04:00 <p> The second year students at ARCHIP split into two groups to further the design and make it actually buildable. Team A was working on Yuliya's design and Team B worked with Dessy's design. Both teams chose names: Team A is "Cold Pop" and Team B is "Predators." (But because I think they sound ridiculously corny and random, we will just proceed by addressing the teams as A or B.)</p> <p> The 2 groups presented the progresses made on a Saturday workshop.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Team B's working models. Martin doesn't look too happy.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Team A's working models.</p> <p> In the end, our leaders Marie and Martin were not completely convinced with the results, so we were told to spend another week to figure out the pavilion structure system.</p> Exploring the Pavilion Structure System Jason Nam 2013-04-14T21:51:51-04:00 >2013-04-15T21:47:40-04:00 <p> With Yuliya's pavilion design chosen as the winner, the next step was to develop it into an actual, buildable structure. Agreeing that a triangular paneling would be the best, we got together to explore different types of methods to use the triangular panels.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Pavilion Design Proposals Jason Nam 2013-04-14T21:32:38-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> Although these proposals have not placed in the competition, each student's design had something interesting to show. View the full entry to see more photos of the students' design proposals.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Yana Vasilenko (RUS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Mikkel Wennesland (NOR)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">David Lukas (CZE)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Anna Srpova (CZE)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Jason Nam (KOR)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Josef Plechat (CZE)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Nefeli Dimopoulou (GRC)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Alena Repina (RUS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Martin Zemlicka (CZE)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Daria Chertkova (RUS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Martin Misik (SVK)</p> And the Winner Is... Jason Nam 2013-03-27T08:08:20-04:00 >2013-03-27T11:52:09-04:00 <p> The students at ARCHIP had 2 weeks to come up with design proposal for the reSITE Festival's pavilion and presented their designs to the jury - Marie Davidov&aacute;, Osamu Okamura,&nbsp;Martin Gsandtner, Martin &Scaron;ichman, and Martin Barry (we had a lot of 'Martin's). It was interesting to see how everyone had such different approaches to the design. While there were many ideas that intrigued the viewers, the jury had to decide on a winning design to actually build. The winners were:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> 1ST PLACE: The first place went to Yuliya Pozynich's tessellation design.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> 2ND PLACE: Dessislava (Dessy) Mandanska's design was chosen as the second winning proposal. Dessy's design focuses on playing with lights: the shadows created by the sunlight during the day vs. the illumination of the pavilion during the night.</p> <p> Congratulations to both Yuliya and Dessy!</p> Ready, Set, Go! Jason Nam 2013-03-23T13:59:16-04:00 >2013-04-01T23:16:54-04:00 <p> Here is a quick recap of what has been going on with the environmental pavilion:</p> <p> 1. Workshops, workshops, workshops<br> In the course of 2 weeks, we had workshops after workshops researching types of pavilions, wood materials and their reaction to environment, fabrication techniques, and parametric programing.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Rhino + Grasshopper workshop</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Teaming up with the students from LFD (codename: forest people), we went to visit their laboratories dedicated to wood research. To be honest, I thought all forestry students did was just hangout in the forest (hence the codename).&nbsp;It was fascinating to see how much lab research can be done with wood,</p> <p> 2. Design proposals</p> <p> Each student at ARCHIP came up with a design proposal for the environmental pavilion and consulted with our leaders Marie and Martin. Here is an excerpt from our brief:</p> <p> <em>Students will design and build a pavilion in maximum area of 25m</em><em>&sup2;&nbsp;</em><em>and height 5m that will stand on Al&scaron;ovo n&aacute;b&#345;e&#382;&iacute; in front of the AAAD. The pavilion ...</em></p> Environmental Pavilion for reSITE Jason Nam 2013-02-27T09:42:23-05:00 >2013-03-27T07:41:06-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> In case you haven't noticed from the obvious title of the blog, we are designing and building an environmental pavilion in Prague. The project is led in cooperation of the Architectural Institute Prague (ARCHIP) and the University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences (CZU). Our aim is to broaden the discussion on the wood's material properties in relation to environment, and if all goes according to plan, the environmental pavilion will be completed in June for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 reSITE Festival</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> What is reSITE? reSITE Festival is an annual event that takes place in the heart of Europe - Prague. It is a platform to exchange ideas about making cities more livable, highlighting how contemporary, collaborative design can improve life in cities.</p> <p> Stay tuned with our blog to see the progress of the pavilion!</p>