Project

Endesa Pavilion

Year of Completion

1-1-2012

Client

Smart City Expo, Barcelona, Spain

Material of interest

Timber, solar panels

Material Used

Timber, solar panels

Properties of Materials

Wood was chosen as the primary material for the project due its organic qualities as an exhaustible natural resource as well as its easy workability. Ultimately, the pavilion is shielded from solar radiation in the summer months and then consumes solar radiation throughout the winter. Indirect sunlight produces a subtle ambiance in the interior. Designed to be fabricated using CNC machines, mathematical equations determined the precise orientation of the panels for the most beneficial solar penetration.

Material Properties

Material of interest and material used: Timber, solar panels

Properties of material: Wood was chosen as the primary material for the project due its organic qualities as an exhaustible natural resource as well as its easy workability. Ultimately, the pavilion is shielded from solar radiation in the summer months and then consumes solar radiation throughout the winter. Indirect sunlight produces a subtle ambiance in the interior. Designed to be fabricated using CNC machines, mathematical equations determined the precise orientation of the panels for the most beneficial solar penetration.

Application

Exterior and Interior

Climate

Mediterranean

Environmental Response

Light blocking

Keywords

Exterior, Interior, Mediterranean, Light blocking

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Sources

Architect website: http://www.iaac.net/

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Date submitted

8-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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