Sunday, April 06, 2008


(credits: original photos by Arkfinder via CONTEMPORIST)

[C]space is the winning competition entry in the ‘AADRLTen’ Pavilion project, an advanced technology concrete structure that will be erected in Bedford Square,London. The AADRL10 exhibition will open on the 22 February 2008 and the Pavilion will officialy open on 13 March 2008 along with the release of the DRL10 Book. The structure is being designed and developed by Alan Dempsey and Alvin Huang with Adams Kara Taylor and members of the DRL. (

In advance of the work on site, the team built a 1:10 scale model to do a final check on the fit of all 850 peices. The model uses 3mm thick mdf, which is about twice the thickness of the real elements so the real structure will look even more delicate than the model.....but it will still come to around 30 tons of concrete and 7 tons of steel. (

This post is finally an update about a consultancy job done already quite some times ago now (last November!); THEVERYMANY was then asked by Alving Huang /[C]SPACE Pavilion to write some codes to generate all the assembly notches at the intersection of the structural members and automatically unroll their profiles; the different codes were finally wrapped up within a vb.NET plug-in.

(credits: original photo by photographer Philippe Brysse)


Alan Dempsey / Alvin Huang
Material Consultants: Wolfgang Rieder, Maria Pixner, Gerhard Enn,
Arnold Leiter, Bodo Röder
Structural Engineers: Hanif Kara, Reuben Brambleby,
Oliver Bruckermann, Jugatx Ansotegui
3D Scripting Consultants: Marc Fornes, Eugene Han
Construction Team: João Bravo da Costa, Arnold Leiter,
Aditya C Chandra, Alan Jinsoo Kim, Jwalant Mahadevwala,
Rashiq Muhammad Ali and current Phase 1 students, DRL V.11.1

Special respect to Alvin Huang for the quality of the design... and congrats to everyone else involved!!!