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Entitled “Hexigloo,” this parametrically designed pavilion was installed in a public space in Bucharest, Romania as the result of a weeklong workshop with students and professionals. The design of this interactive space was based on the pattern of a honeycomb, utilizing the intriguing hexagonal pattern. It was made entirely out of laser cut 6mm cardboard and installed in about 80 hours. The interior of the space is drastically different than that of the exterior, which is comprised of “cone-like funnels” to allow light in the space from the hexagonal apertures.
The interactional aspect of this piece is most interesting to me, because it was designed in order to be inhabited. It’s intent was to be played with and not just seen. Also, this project was intended to introduce parametric design and the software used to model such things to the large group of students who worked on it, so perhaps something of this sort could be possible in the Niehoff Studio? Allowing the public to feel, experience, and inhabit the fruits of education is quite inspiring, yes?
source: http://www.archdaily.com/146764/hexigloo-pavilion-tudor-cosmatu-irina-bogdan-andrei-radacanu/


  1. I agree that the most interesting aspect is the fact that you interact with it because it was designed to be inhabitable. Standing outside of it is a totally different from being with in it. The contrast is actually a little startling but it definitely intrigues the viewer. Imagine this suspended rather than sitting on the ground in Neihoff Studio. Just something to think about.

  2. 05 Ross Battoclette

    I like the fact that the intent of this design was something to be played with and not just seen. Yes it is possible to create a complex form that can be viewed. But if you can turn it into an experience that people interact with, than it makes the design that much more appealing.

  3. I think this is a very interesting project. It almost seems like a shell or shield capable of allowing sound and light in through selective pieces. This makes me wonder what kinds of combinations would arise with use of open and closed pieces in various arrangements.