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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Entangled Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

 
February 22nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Entangled Pavilion is one in a series of my design studies that explore new ways in which architecture can be reinvented in order to become more responsive to the people who use it. This is a design study for a new kind of interactive architecture.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Entangled Pavilion
  • Status: Unbuilt

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

The structure consists of a large steel support frame (that can be covered with a glass canopy) and four movable steel shade roof segments. Each of the segments are connected to the support frame at a center pivot mast. Two electric powered motorized wheels are attached to the base of each of the shade roof segments.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

The wheels run in tracks that are mounted around the perimeter of the large support frame. The motorized wheels and perimeter tracks allow each of the four shade roof segments to be moved independently around the support frame into many different configurations. The entire pavilion is powered by a large circular solar panel mounted on the top of the structure.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

There is a built-in stationary cylindrical pedestal under the support frame at the center. Mounted onto the top of the pedestal is a large detailed steel model of the Entangled Pavilion, with movable shade roof segments. Visitors to the pavilion can interact with the full sized structure by moving the segments of the model into various configurations.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

When they have formed the model of the pavilion into the desired shape, they simply need to press the “move” button. At this point, the model is automatically held into the selected position until the full size structure automatically moves into the same relative position as the model. In this way, the full sized structure can be formed and reformed continually in order to accommodate the changing needs and/or desires of the visitors.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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