Sustainable Living Pavilion, United States by Behin + HaOctober 24th, 2010 - Posted in Architecture Design
In a demonstration of traditional community spirit, more than sixty volunteers from New York volunteered their time to make a house sustainable Behin Ha to its realization. Living Pavilion “is the winner of a contest -” City of Dreams Pavilion – led by the participatory FIGMENT arts training new architects York Committee of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (ENYA) and Association of Structural Engineers New York (SEAoNY) to design and install a flag of architecture on Governors Island for the duration of the summer.
Built over a period of three weeks – first in New Jersey, and on Governors Island – Living Pavilion is “low-tech, low-impact” architectural installation, consisting almost entirely of milk crates and natural flora. Similar a green wall, the plants were inserted into the milk crates to provide a “synthesis of form, structure, light and life”, composed mainly of hanging plants shade tolerant. Because of its technical ingenious construction, installation can be easily removed as the summer winds down and the milk crates planted divided between New York City.
Regarding the construction process, Behin Ha explain. CNC routing plywood ribs allowed us to incorporate features that have recorded all the parts in the assembly, thus eliminating all time measurements manual alignment and accelerate the process of assembling “Not only the act of building proactive lead members of the local community with a common goal, but the design itself,” seeks to embody and communicate the ethics of reuse, recycling and re-purposing, educating members of the public passing quietly on the ease and accessibility of sustainable design. All pictures photography By Behrang Behin and Ann Ha. source