Situ Solar

[top to bottom: Solar Pavillion1, 2 and 3]

Situ Studio is a New York-based design practice that engages in experimental work and material investigations and maintains a parallel operation as as a digital fabrication and design consultancy.

The Solar Pavillions are series of pavilions designed by Situ Studio that ‘explore indeterminate construction systems that are shaped by sustainable building pratices…to create a set of parts that are easy to assemble through a set of localised construction rules. The flexible structural logic allows for a wide range of configurations…Manufactured with a zero-waste mandate, these designs explore methods for producing reconfigurable temporary structures at a low cost and low environmental impact’

http://www.situstudio.com/

2 comments
  1. Hi George,
    Can you say a bit more about this company ? Is the image a project you would like to look at?
    It looks like a flexible construction system which can be re-configured into something else…
    Cheers,
    Arthur

  2. Hi George,
    Thanks for the text, it’s much clearer now!
    I didn’t realize it was linked to the idea of zero waste. Is that a strategy that can be linked with either Frei Otto and/or Buckminster Fuller’s experiments ? These structures are called “solar pavilion” do they interact with sun rays in specific ways? Does the flexibility allow for different level of shading or different sites? How does the cardboard become waterproof?
    Cool stuff !

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