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: Igor Pantic, Soomeen Hahm, Gwyllim Jahn and Cam Newnham

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