This is the Yale ‘Assembly One’ pavilion building project. It is the product of a seminar and design studio in which students focused on substitute ways in which modern buildings can come together and the potential architectural effects computational and material techniques can offer. The ‘Assembly One’ pavilion is planned to act as an information center for New Haven’s summer International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
It is developed with these characteristics in mind, dynamism, visual transparency and visual density. Dynamism: The building is matched to a performance festival , dense and huge from one angle, lightweight and almost completely porous from another, it consecutively hides and exposes its contents. Visual Transparency: Constructed from thin aluminum sheets, the pavilion opens up on 2 sides for ventilation and security, concentrating views toward the festival’s main stage. Visual Density: Over 1000 panels generate shifting effects of reflection and color as visitors move around the pavilion, creating less of a timeless image of shelter than an unbalanced, attractive heart of the festival.