Pavilions and parameters
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Citation:Janus, A. (2018). Pavilions and parameters. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4564
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4564
RESEARCH QUESTION: What role does the pavilion serve to the architectural discourse? [Specifically] • How can a parametric approach be used to develop a pavilion design? SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS: The research project will assess the past and current understandings of what a pavilion is, looking at various precedents and evaluating the Tall Hut case study on findings from precedent studies and literature. Using parametric and algorithmic design tools the project will be used to explore how they can be used in different stages of the design and construction process. The project will only encounter design and testing of the two pavilions. The possibility of working in association with technicians, fabricators, manufacturers and external consultants will provide greater opportunity to test and prototype design outcomes. The pavilion will require a structural engineering understanding in order to test the full extents of materials and structure. Consultation with an engineer may be required to achieve the best results for prototyping and testing. • The project typology is specifically a pavilion type. The depth of requirements i.e. weathertightness, inhabitability, will remain undetermined until the beginning stages of the design process. • The project is to not specifically challenge engineering and structure but attempt to enhance and abstract using parametric design tools. • The project will not be specifically looking into international exhibitions and their formation, although, the role of the exhibition will have to be recognised in reading and analysis.