Luke Gehron

Luke Gehron

Boston, MA, US


Modular Pavilion

A temporary pavilion designed with fabrication and assembly as form drivers. The design consisted of a series of 640 plywood panels which intersected and supported each other to form an articulated barrel vault. The pavilion  can accommodate approximately 50 people for a variety of purposes, and be constructed by a team as small as 6 people.

The relationship between the arches were designed so they intersected with one another at a 90 degree angle, and the intersections of plates within each arch were finger-jointed. All parts included the tolerances and articulations needed for a speedy and streamlined fabrication and assembly. This was tested by the fabrication of a 1:1 mock-up where we were able to test the assembly processes to ensure the design performed as intended. 

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Designer: Developed and maintained the grasshopper script and rationalized all panel elements
Additional Credits: DFA