CALLIPOD is the outcome of an investigation exploring earth scaffolding, fabric formwork, and concrete materiality. Initially, computational methods based on branching systems in nature have been developed and simulated, influenced by the environment of Hooke Park forest. Following the evaluation of structural behaviour, the final geometry has been marked on fabric via CNC router and stitched together, creating the fabric formwork for concrete casting. The scaffolding has been assembled from earth, forming a second point of integration with Hooke Park. After the process of concrete casting within the fabric formwork, the earth scaffolding has been removed and reunited with the surroundings. Being 2.1 meters tall and 4.4 meters wide, the pavilion has been realized within a period of one week.
- August 11, 2014