POL Oxygen Pavilion

The Pavilion was inspired by the relationship of man, nature and technology.

SENSUAL, GREEN and DIGITAL, the pavilion captured some of the key visions of the design team.

It was designed for POL Oxygen, an award-winning international design, art and architecture quarterly magazine.

Green is the new black:

While using the latest digital design techniques – patterning and manufacturing - LAVA created a surreal experience in-between the notions of nature and artificial.

Using the latest digital design, patterning and manufacturing techniques from MAK Max the space was filled with a threedimensional light weight sculpture, solely based on minimal surface tension, freely stretching between wall and ceiling and floor. The product showed a new way of digital workflow, enabling the generation of space out of a lightweight material in an extremely short time. A computer-model, based on the simulation of complexity in naturally evolving systems, fed directly into a production line of sail-making software and digital manufacturing.

More than 100 cubic metres of space were filled with only 10kg of material, using the idea of a “minimal surface”, most commonly found in the natural world.

The Pavilion is transportable in a sports-bag to any place in the world; can be assembled in less than one hour, and is fully reusable. Projects of any scale and purpose can be realized in a short amount of time. While appearing solid, the structure is soft and flexible and created highly unusual spaces that came to life with projection and lighting. The computer-generated pavilion attracted approximately 15,000
visitors at the fair. Visitors experienced a surreal, luminous green environment, which explored the relationship between the natural and the artificial within design, art and architecture – the three pillars of
POL Oxygen.

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