PEP TORNABELL / CODA (ES)
Aiste Ambrazeviciute, Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Dóra Karner, Péter Krompáczki, Flóra Perényi, Anna Rizou, Jose Villamizar, Carina Zabini
Mochi is a Japanese sweet, which is made of mochigome, a sticky type of rice. The perfect mochi is the balance of viscosity and stretch. It is not fragile, but flexible and firm. The Mochi installation is an experiment to see how the material gets its shape based on its topology, connection points and inner strings. They used a material in a way to create active tensions in the structure. The pavilion presents soft and and firm structures, and the creators hope that it will become a place of social chilling.
Matter driven design. The design explores how material produces form through its topology, joint definition and internal fiber performance. There’s no explicit shape imposition, but rather the opposite, letting the manufactured material to express an active tension structure. A combination of traditional technologies implemented by cutting edge computational design tools and an optimal wood good mood. The pavilion renders the balance between rigid and soft structure to hold social plastic fluid gatherings.
Pep Tornabell from CODA (Computational Design Affairs). CODA is a design consulting agency that focus in three inter-related fields: innovation, research and teaching. They are a flexible team of architects, engineers & computer scientists, with a high technical background. They focus in making this world a better place through technological efficiency. Their research fields are geometry, construction, structures, and computer science, and we focus in the optimization of processes: reduction of energy, material, waste and time costs in design fields.