Steampunk Pavilion

Tallinn, Estonia (2019)

Winning entry for the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Installation Competition.

STEAMPUNK is a proposal for a pavilion made of steam bent timber elements, using analogue tools augmented with the precision of mixed reality environments. It explores an adaptive design and fabrication system that is resilient to wide tolerances in material behavior and fabrication accuracy, occupying a fuzzy in-between that is neither purely ad-hoc nor purely automated. Steampunk explores a path to rethink applications and traditions of craft in pursuit of their evolution. ⠀

Design by: Gwyllim Jahn, Cam Newnham, Soomeen Hahm, Igor Pantic

Competition team: ⁣ Gwyllim Jahn, Cam Newnham, Soomeen Hahm, Igor Pantic, Nick van den Berg, Hanjun Kim, Kiheung Kwon, Eri Sumitomo, Katerina Konstantinidou, Jakub Klaska


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