Smoking Pavillion
Smoking Pavillion
Smoking Pavillion
Smoking Pavillion
Smoking Pavillion

Smoking Pavillion

A design for a smoking pavilion constructed from a timber and steel cable tensegrity structure clad in fabric woven from tobacco plant and cotton.

The fabric is mechanically woven into three-dimensional fractilinear foms allowing for efficient coding of the weaving through incremental scaling of the mechanical instructions. In addition, the fractal-based form is able to overcome smoking legislation regarding indoor smoking by mimicking (at a basic level) the properties of the menger sponge – a form with infinite surface area and zero volume. By overlapping these layers of highly porous, near-zero volume layers an insulated yet technically non-substantially enclosed shelter is created.