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Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher launch ’’Volu’’-Dining Pavilion at Design Miami 2015

United States - Aug 17, 2016 - 14:49   7876 views

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Zaha Hadid for Revolution

Revolution developed and intoruduced by real estate developer Robbie Antonio''revolution'' is a collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties, including homes and pavilions. The project unites over 30 of the world’s preeminent architects, artists and designers to create an exclusive series of prefabricated, livable spaces. With a network of cutting-edge technologies and cost-efficient production systems, Revolution is democratizing high-design and architecture by introducing designed spaces in exclusive collaboration with industry leading creatives. The first series of pre-fabricated pavilions have been launched including Zaha Hadid- Volu, Daniel Libeskind- The ReCreation Pavilion, Kengo Kuma-The Aluminum Cloud Pavilion, Sou Fujimoto- The Infinity Ring Pavilion, Ben Van Berkel- The Ellipsicoon Retreat Pavilion and other designers' contemporary pavilions as well.

The core appeal of prefabricated structures is the freedom from location and construction constraints; however, the result is often monotonous, homogenous design. Revolution Precrafted Properties reinvent this model by creating unique, high-design spaces that transcend geographic borders and excite the senses. Revolution Precrafted Properties includes an exclusive group of the world’s leading architects, artists, and designers who collectively pursue the desire to make high-design attainable for everyone including; Ben Van Berkel, Sou Fujimoto, Zaha Hadid, SelgasCano, Kengo Kuma, Tom Dixon and many more and more collaborators to be announced in 2016. 

The name of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher's design is ''Volu'' that will take place at Design Miami 2015 as the first series of these pre-fabricated pavilions. Hadid & Schumacher design is a fusion of design, lightweight engineering, and precision fabrication. It is a result of tight integration of computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing. The strong silhouette of the pavilion, along with the careful coordination of features, materials, and colours is complemented by the bespoke design of the furniture. The design continues a rational, geometric production by embedding the tectonics of manufacture within the form itself. Design Miami 2015 will be held between December 2-6, 2015 at Meridian Avenue.

The distinctive design solution is driven by integrating computational geometry, analysis, optimisation, and fabrication.

Defined by sophisticated digital processes, the structure has been developed in such a way that its components are, at most, singly curved. Innovations including planar forming were computer programmed to integrate fabrication constraints into the design while enabling engineering feedback in an iterative delivery process.

This allows for comprehensive design development of complex and expressive form through the bending of flat sheet materials – a relatively simple process which produces very little material waste. This feature of the design assures the physical reproduction of the design from stock, flat, sheet material. The standardised material is bent into their final shapes taking advantage of ubiquitous manufacturing, cutting techniques enabling the fluid structural form with efficient production methods.

Comprised of a series of structural bands collecting at the spine and expanding overhead, the patterning of the pavilion’s structure and shade structures are guided by the varied structural loading conditions.  Through analysis of the geometry under load, the pavilion’s topology is digitally re-crafted and optimised to remove unnecessary material, resulting in the lightest possible design solution. Unsurprisingly, this organic structural logic recreates the very same principles found in nature. It is presented in the limited edition. 

zaha hadid. image © Brigitte Lacombe

Project facts

Name: Volu dining pavilion

Designer: zaha hadid with patrik schumacher

Type: dining pavilion

Options: 10 seater, 6 seater

Dimensions: 6m l x 4.6m w x 3.2m h

Floor area: 20 sqm

> via Zaha Hadid Architects