A New Sculptural Wood Pavilion Stands Proud In Estonia

Photography ©Tonu Tunnel

Gwyllim Jahn and Cameron Newnham of Fologram, an Australian start-up building AR software for the design and construction industry, together with Soomeen Hahm Design, architect and computational designer Igor Pantic, and Format Engineers, have collaborated to create ‘Steampunk’, a modern curved wood pavilion.

Photography ©Evert Palmets

Created as part of the 5th edition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2019), the wood sculpture stands on top of a small mound in front of the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

Photography ©Tonu Tunnel

Using analogue tools augmented with the precision of mixed reality environments, the designers were able to create the curved shape that makes the wood appear as if it’s flowing.

Photography ©Tonu Tunnel

Each piece of wood used has been steam-bent to a specific shape, which was then attached to a frame.

Photography ©Tonu Tunnel

The overall shape of the pavilion allows people to meander through it, exploring and experiencing the details of the design.

Photography ©Tonu Tunnel | Competition team: ? Gwyllim Jahn, Cam Newnham, Soomeen Hahm, Igor Pantic, Nick van den Berg, Hanjun Kim, Kiheung Kwon, Eri Sumitomo, Katerina Konstantinidou, Jakub Klaska

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