FORCES OF NATURE // Jellyfish Pavilion


The aim of this assignment was to design an interactive pavilion installation using force parameters in Kangaroo, as the main engine in order to transform the object in space. The location of the pavilion installation is the IAAC rooftop area in Barcelona.


4 Different base geometries were chosen for the pavilion space. An exploration of pressure, anchor points, loads and extension of anchor poles were applied to the base geometries. The mesh was triangulated in order to get an interesting tensile shape between the anchor points.


From the base geometries, the forces from Kangaroo were applied to the mesh surface creating 4 different shapes. 3 Different iterations were explored as different forces were applied. From these explorations, a further layer was added to look at the stresses applied to the mesh surface. These can be seen in the blue and red colours below:

Axonometric views of iterations:

Plan views of iterations:


Plan View:

View 1:

View 2:



This video shows the live-interactive display of the changing forces from Kangaroo, creating a variation of iterations.


Forces of Nature // Jellyfish Pavilion is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at the Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019 by:
Student: Ilaena Mariam Napier
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre