The design of Kengo Kuma’s Irori Pavilion puts a unique twist on architecture, quite literally. The pavilion is light and airy, constructed using a 1 millimeter thick vulcanized paper. The paper is twisted and woven into place. The detail is pristine and the form is a perfect cocoon when all said and done.
Although paper is not a typical go-to-material when it comes to architecture, the type of paper utilized on the pavilion showcases how far the function of a material can be pushed with the right engineering.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.