The Volu Dining Pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid is the first in a series of limited edition pre-crafted pavilions and homes launches at Design Miami 2015. Conceived by design and real estate developer Robbie Antonio, the revolution project unites more than 30 of the world’s preeminent architects, artists and designers to create a series of technologically advanced yet cost-efficient living spaces.
Named ‘Volu’, the architect’s contribution to the collection is a contemporary dining pavilion. The structure presents a bold silhouette, forming a typical fusion of design, lightweight engineering and precision fabrication. Containing bespoke furniture, the design continues a rational, geometric production by embedding the tectonics of manufacture within the form itself.
Complex and expressive forms were developed through the bending of flat sheet materials.
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Defined by sophisticated digital processes, the pavilion has been developed in such a way that its components are, at most, singly curved. Such innovations were computer programmed to integrate fabrication constraints into the design, while enabling engineering feedback in an iterative delivery process. Consequently, this allows for comprehensive design development of complex and expressive forms through the bending of flat sheet materials.