How would it be to  build parametric shading structures of your own in remote terrain with materials that can fit in a car boot space .with Augmented reality  controlled over an app and HoloLens



Triangular cutting   

              The process in narrative  shall be as follows – the panels can be either precut or the nested triangles on sheets of ply  shall be augmented and then can be marked and cut manually the screw holes shall be drilled based on the augmented markings

Cutting of metal strips       

             Aluminum metal strips of 40mm x 1000mm x 2mm  shall be cut into 10 pieces  40mm x 1000mm x 2mm can be either precut or the cutting marks  on strips of metal   shall be augmented and then can be marked and cut manually along with the screw holes


Bending of metal strips

  The app interface shall have the bending posture of the stripes along with the centerline markings with specific number tags to match the triangular joints

Assembly of  panels

         The HoloLens shall show the panels one by one based on the structural setup thus making the assembly process straightforward.

Prototype working Process

App/HoloLens Interface

  • Login window
  • Project selection window
  • New project or continue project window
  • Overall view of the structure
  • panel- assemble – panel- assemble
  • End project



1:1 Prototype

Further Research  (Narrative ending setup)

  • App integration with grasshopper for form inflation 
  • Size scale  iteration of project  
  • Terrain mapping and setting base according to site
  • Triangular mesh optimization for reduction of triangles, a slider that can control the fineness of the form.
  • Material BOQ calculation in the app.
  • Scaffolding / support generation for the shape using the triangular panels itself.


Build your own sun pavillion is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Masters in Advanced Architecture in 2021/2022 by:
Student: Diego Vazquez de Santos, Divya Shah, James Kingsley Claudin, Perniyal Waseem
Faculty: Daniel Koshelyuk, Nikol Kirova, Gabriele Lliuda  Jureviciute
Course: Fab AR