Robot Made Pavillion

Millefeuille is an experimental pavilion that demonstrates the potential of parametric design and robotic fabrication to change the way we think about and design with wood.

As technology advances and drawing in architecture becomes more closely engaged with fabrication through digital design tools, how we conceive of architecture and the role of the designer become more closely entwined. 

Innovation in material and fabrication have changed the language of architecture in the past and will continue to do so. Wood can be seen as the material of this century because of its sustainable and renewable properties. To look at the synergies of the characteristics of this material in a new way and combine this with robotic fabrication may bring some interesting developments in design language.

The pavillion was built in a workshop led by AnnaLisa Meyboom, Associate Professor at UBC SALA, David Correa, Associate Professor at University of Waterloo and Oliver David Krieg, CTO of Intelligent City. The workshop included participants that included students from UBC SALA as well as industry – architects, engineers, fabricators and contractors from BC and around the world.

The pavillion was fabricated on an 8 axis industrial robot at the Centre of Advanced Wood Processing at UBC.

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