Performance Based Pavilion Design A dialogue between environmental and structural performance

Yazici S.

31st International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Delft, Netherlands, 18 - 20 September 2013, pp.127-135 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-135
  • Keywords: Parametric design, performance, architectural geometry, material, fabrication
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper investigates the design process of a performance based pavilion from concept towards construction phases, by challenging conventional form and fabrication techniques. The proposed project is considered as a temporary structure, located in Antalya, Turkey. A free-form structure and a parametrically defined cladding are designed to serve as an installation unit, a shading element and urban furniture. The pavilion geometry, performance assessments and proposed fabrication schemes are clearly described in the paper. The method integrates form, performance, material and fabrication constraints and exposes how environmental and structural performances, including Solar Access Analysis and Static Structural Analysis, may inform the design project.