Jaali – A project which aims at enhancing the importance of tranquility in a space which is designed to be a public walkthrough. A space where one could relax and reflect.The Jaali  creates reflections on the water body and the walls of the Pavilion giving rise to a beautiful setting. The patterns are inspired from the sub divisions of a triangle.

Mies understood his pavilion simply as a building and nothing more, it would not house art or sculpture rather the pavilion would be a place of tranquility and escape from the exposition, in effect transforming the pavilion into an inhabitable sculpture. 

Barcelona Pavilion resides on a narrow site in a quiet tucked away corner secluded from the bustling city streets of Barcelona. It separates itself from it context create atmospheric and experiential effects that seem to occur in a vacuum that dissolves all consciousness of the surrounding city.

Pseudo code

Code development

Grasshopper Script

Ladybug radiation analysis was done on the ruled surface to control the size of the openings.

Radiation analysis





Triangulated perforations // Jaali  is a project of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2020/2021 by:
Student: Prarthana Sudhindra
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre | Faculty Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi