Design Informatics exhibition pavilion

biomorphis has been commissioned by The University of Edinburgh to design and build a temporary pavilion for exhibiting research projects for design informatics on George St.

The project was to design and build with Designer Maker Mark Kobine a temporary pavilion for exhibiting research projects at the Digital Entertainment Festival on Georges St. The structure had to be assembled on site in under two days so prefabrication had to be maximised for speed and also affordability.

Interested in how digital technology can be efficiently used to design an affordable modular structure, biomorphis developed an algorithm to test & generate different cellular divisions to form a self supporting lightweight building envelope.

Using a CNC router (Computer Numerical Control) timber sheets are cut and then pre-assembled in pairs to form cassettes that come together to make the double layer skin.