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The ContemPLAY pavilion was built by students at the McGill School of Architecture. I found this project interesting because of its unique and flowing shape. The structure is able to loop around into itself to create a habitable space, which makes it interactive rather than a simple visual installation.

I also believe this can be relevant to the project because of its use of traditional assembly tools, techniques, and materials to create a new and modern parametric form. This is a “low tech” student project, but is still able to achieve a unique digital vision. It also uses a relatively simple skeleton to support the complex frame. Although the structure remains visible, it virtually disappears when the project is viewed as a whole.

Because of the simplicity of the material, the form and the space it creates become the predominant visual features of the installation, not the complexity or expense of the project.


ContemPLAY Pavilion