A group of 11 undergraduate students from Tecnologico de Monterrey have constructed a parametric pavilion as a final exercise in the class “Tecnologias Avanzadas en la Arquitectura” by Alex Rodriguez. The project started with an algorithm created by one of the students; a pyramidal-shaped component was placed across a vaulted surface, creating a strong differentiation by changing its height. Another algorithm was elaborated to unfold the 195 components into a flat surface to be laser-cut and then folded to generate the pyramidal shape from a single piece of three-millimeter Coroplast. The team carefully assembled the components using an industrial staple gun and plastic cable zip ties and reinforced the structure with PVC pipes that were fixed to the ground. The pavilion will encourage future students to use digital fabrication techniques.
Coordinator: Alex Rodriguez Design: Andres Martinez