A Coffee Bean (Editor's Choice Award)

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Kartika Pinjarkar, Harshwardhan Shirpurkar
Uni Terra Terra
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Competition Brief:
The aim of the Competition is to design a pavillion with the help of the compuatational design softwares.
Narrative:
The Coffee Bean Pavilion - takes its inspiration from a simple coffee bean to generate a surge of emotions in the user. The major driving concepts of the coffee pavilion were to establish a connection with the user while achieving a sustainable design that could be achieved parametrically which would, in turn, allow for efficient modular replication.
The simplicity of the design and repetition of the units makes it possible to have an easy, efficient and fast construction enabling it to be modular and made at different sites. The site chosen is the rooftop of ‘The Heights Building’ located in the USA.
The skin is made out of terracotta and the skeletal framework of horizontal and vertical reinforcement bars are made out of steel. These tiles can be rotated along the rod allowing user engagement with the pavilion. The aim was to achieve lesser sunlight infiltration from the top and more cross ventilation thus, resulting in the lower panels having a bigger cavity/hole and a gradually decreasing size of the cavity as it goes to the top. In all, the pavilion acts as a visually attractive meeting point to a variety of users that provokes connectivity and social engagement.
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