AIA pavilion system interactions

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This paper will discuss the assembly and construction process of the AIA pavilion, a 180sf lightweight structure in the French Quarter of the historic city of New Orleans. The paper will demonstrate how parametric software, such as Grasshopper can inform fabrication and material systems. It will explain the fabrication process of a pavilion in detail and make an argument for plastic as a material that not only responds to the malleable characteristic of digital tools but also to environmental issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Green Building
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • General Environmental Science
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


  • CNC
  • Design build
  • Digital fabrication
  • Grasshopper
  • Parametric design
  • Plasti


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