The Plasti(k) Pavilion is a collaboration between Washington University’s School of Architecture and The very many led by Marc Fornes. It’s an exploration into modern materials using algorithmic programs that generate a unique form.

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Through utilization of these scripted programs, the students and architects were able to generate a panelized shape that doubles as a structure.

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The perforations in the surface create kaleidoscopic patterns onto the ground depending on the time of the day and the direction of the light that hits it. Despite being manufactured from a seemingly thick plastic, its properties allow it to be somewhat translucent so that the various layers in the form are able to be seen. Consequently, the entire form seems foreign and complex yet light and beautiful.

By Lyly Huyen

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