Massachusetts Institute of Technology Framework Pavilion

Cambridge, MA

Market: Cultural


Massachusetts Institute of Technology



The Framework Pavilion, a temporary installation at MIT, was designed by Architecture graduate students, Robert White, David Moses, Barry Beagen, and Trygve Wastvedt.  The students describes the themes of the installation to reflect those that recur in contemporary fabrication: parametric design, mass customization, automated toolpath generation, encoded assembly instruction, and digitally-driven manufacturing processes.  The pavilion itself consists of approximately 500 American Ash boards, each cut with four lap joints, that are assembled to create a curved lattice.  SGH consulted on the structural design for the project.