Felipe Robayo

Felipe Robayo

New York, NY, US


Meditation Pavilion

Design for a meditation Pavilion for Columbia University, designed, iterated and optimized using Rhino and Grasshopper. Based on digital fabrication, the proposal responds to a logical design and an efficient assembly system that makes it quick and easy to build. The idea for the pavilion was to define space through the use of strings. 

The iterative process moved towards a more static string enclosure, where the body is the dynamic entity within the space. The final design proposes a tunnel-like structure. The string envelope becomes denser as you walk through it, leading towards the final meditation enclosure that isolates the user from the city. A change in color from beginning to end further enhances the users a experience both as they enter and leave the pavilion.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Student
Additional Credits: Team: Shary Tawil, Melissa Balcazar, Bryan Williams, Marcelo Macedo, Anahit Hayrapetyan, Narek Tashdjian, Maria Stathi, Nesli Naz Aksu, Nazli Unsal, Dorothy Connolly-Taylor and Felipe robayo