View into the courtyard

View into the courtyard


 View standing in the courtyard

View standing in the courtyard


 Layout of spatial program

Layout of spatial program


Particle form-finding animation


 The shape of the bar evolves around the virtual force fields which represent the spatial program

The shape of the bar evolves around the virtual force fields which represent the spatial program


 The bar

The bar


 Top view

Top view


 Structural wireframe

Structural wireframe

Strandbar

Bar | 2003

with reini blaha &christoph treberspurg

Sand as an unstable media needs to be influenced by a force in order to get into, and further stay in shape. Thus the bar should be a frozen time frame of highly accelerated sand particles.
The courtyard was seen as a field of possibilities in which the programmatic features of the pavilion are represented as force fields. Further the sand is added to the system by using virtual particle emitters.
The emitted particles populate this field according to their attraction/ repulsion of the force-fields and begin to form the shape of the pavilions body.
The bar‘s shape represents and evolves out of the programmed activities.