Stretched Pavilion

Author: Jakub Szczęsny

1: Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (time: 09.06.2011) assistant: Helmut Dietz

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / Centm Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa


Rolf Wohrle, Hagen Betzwieser

Film by Hagen Betzwieser

Most design and building processes relay on pre-determination and accuracy, plus an efficient coordination of data input leading to a physical realization representing previously conceived ideas as closely as possible. Parametric and generative design add an extra element of „objective” formuae playing role of legitimizations of designer’s intentional design, while the choice of data pools, algorithms or auto-generative formulae is in fact another intentional element.

What if built structures would be hardly pre-determined and depending in a maximum possible degree on the physical process of emerging? What if these structures would be directly shaped on the go by gestures caused by pure luck?
The aim of the project is to visualize, in a way as direct as possible, the interaction between input, symbolized by stretching power and lenght, and output, depicted by the deformation of the surface and volume of the structure.