Pone architecture’s experiential pavilion presented for Guangzhou design week is a study on new ways to integrate architecture into urban environments and unusual spaces. titled ‘transparent shell’, the installation comprises 30 main bone models and three groups of large curves, which are built by multiple layers of woven transparent film. these undulating layers take on an organic and sinuous form, creating a variety of functional spaces, such as an entrance, wall, ceiling, window, desktop and seating area. visitors are to interact with these zones and imagine the meaning of different ‘shell’ functions, thus forming a site with ‘flexible and functional ideas’.

Transparent Pavilion – Design Boom


Transparent Pavilion Ref. – Design Boom


Form Development


The main body of ‘transparent shell’ comprises metal frames and curved steel, which vary in undulation, irregularity and direction. after the skeleton was assembled, the transparent films were used to link the entire interface together. the whole weaving process mimics silkworms spinning cocoons, rather than calling it a ‘construction process’

Pusedo Code –


Base Curve for Grid

Points for Boxes

Grid Structure with Subtracted Cells


Conch Form Finding –

Shell Extraction –

Curves extracted from the surfaces of the conch are then, divided and few points are picked to form the final curve. These curves are tweened to get more curves and moved randomly.


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Computational Design: Assignment 2

Master in Advanced Architecture
so.3 Computational Design

Tutors: Rodrigo Aguirre,
David Andres Leon
Assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk