Jello Pavilion Featured in ArchDaily
Collaborative student work from Visiting Assistant Professor Lorena Del Río's A Journey into Plastics seminar was selected as an example of best studio projects worldwide in ArchDaily's June 8 issue.
Del Río's class created Jello Pavilion as a design-build project to "bring a wave of fun to campus during the stressful final weeks of the semester." The pavilion was comprised of more than 100 plastic panels of various geometries secured together through a calibrated technique of heating. A globular shape when fully inflated, the pavilion was easily manipulated into different formal configurations through the fastening of Velcro strips attached throughout the volume. Students could enter and spend time in the pavilion, which was filled with balloons, inflatable furniture, and light projections throughout the day.
Jello Pavilion was created by architecture students Nils Axen (B.Arch. '16), Danica Davis (B.Arch. '17), Yiwei Gao (M.Arch. '15), Irene Garcia (M.Arch. '15), Boyao Jiang (M.Arch. '15), Lucia Lee (B.Arch. '16), Jingyang Liu (M.Arch. '15), Liam Martin (B.Arch. '17), Alejandra Martinez (B.Arch. '16), Jinting Yang (M.Arch. '15), and Yaoyi Zhou (M.Arch. '15).