The proposal for a sunshade pavilion in the Istituto Svizzero in Rome emerges directly from the chosen fabrication method for the structure: a robotic assembly of wooden slats with only wooden dowels. The design takes inspiration from the structure of the typical roman pergola, historically designed to create sunshade. The geometric freedom given by the particular joint logic allowed to design an articulated double skin, which interweaves over the length of the L-Shaped terrace of the institute. It resulted in a spatial frame construction of many different element, a highly complex and graded internal structure, which, at the same time, creates a close dialogue with the existing building facade, of a classical architectural order. The teal color takes from Rome’s palette of roofs and cupolas, and creates a clear contrast with the sun-baked colours of the Institute’s facade.
Collaborators_Pastrana Jimenez Armando Rafael , Yoo Angela