Bamboo Shelter

BAMBOO SHELTER (Shenzhen, 2015)

Bamboo Shelter is a temporary, light-weight, bending-active structure and habitable pavilion built on a rooftop at the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen. The design highlights a space for public gatheringlocated in between the auditorium and adjacent café and exhibition building.

The installation is defined by an undulating bamboo membrane that is suspended between the building edges, bent over the handrail of the walkway up, and pulled down into a central seating area. This membrane is materialised by means of a diagrid made from thin bamboo sticks. These sticks are bent onsite and manually tied together according to specific building information that was extracted from computer models. These models employ digital real-time physics simulation tools to find form that is suitable for the selected material configuration. Specific annotation and construction documentation algorithms were developed to allow easy onsite construction without the need for conventional architectural drawings such as plans, sections or elevations.

DESIGN | Kristof Crolla, Julien Klisz
DATES | 11 December 2015 to 28 February 2016
VENUE | 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shekou – Shenzhen)


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