Origami spiral is a folded cloud light assembly of extruded polypropylene panels; a mass produced industrial product of eight foot by four foot sheets that is one hundred percent recyclable. The sheets are assembled in totally flat condition but it becomes a arched shape when it’s folded. No tools, machines or specialty expertise is required, simply the art of folding combined with the innovation of rethinking an everyday material. This pavilion is a luminous ice shelter from the summer sun that expands into the landscape, sheltering and framing the theatrical events that will take place within and against its faceted backdrop.







Animated Systems / Origami Spiral is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at the Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019 by:
Student: Brenda Freitas
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, Mohamad Elatab
Assistant: Ivan Marchuk, Oana Taut