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Barcelona 2011, ELISAVA – Construmat Fair

Direction: Jordi Truco

Project Leader: Andrés Dejanón, Francisco Tabanera

Coordination: Marcel Bilurbina, Jordi Truco

Control Engineer: Begoña Gassó, David A. León, Belén Torres

Mechatronics: Carlos E. Castro, Aleix Galán

Design and Performativity: Andrea Buttarini, Fernando Gorka de Lecea, Alba Armengol, Paola Betances, Pankaj Mhatre

Prototype Production: ELISAVA Models and Prototypes Workshop

Photos: ELISAVA Design Workshop

Tools: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Arduino, RhinoCAM, CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, 3dsMax, V-Ray


PARA-Site is the first dynamic and interactive architectural prototype to be designed and built in Catalonia. Created with new digital technologies and materials, it is an adaptable pavilion for demonstration, provided with a sensor and equipped with activation systems that can respond to external stimuli. The pavilion was autogenerated by exploiting the elastic and geometrical characteristics of the composite material until a point of equilibrium was reached that was translated into the final form. PARA-Site is an experimental example of how these characteristics acquired during its formalization process can then be used to make its form reactive to its surroundings, with a capacity for structural and spatial adaptation. The whole research project, as well as the design, mechanization and production of the prototype, was developed entirely by pupils and teachers in the Master in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture course and by the internal group of ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona.


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