Twisted Paper Creates Pavilion

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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.

Kengo Kuma Irori Pavilion (2)

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.

Kengo Kuma Irori Pavilion (3)

Kengo Kuma Irori Pavilion (4)



Allison Pocewicz

Allison Pocewicz

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.

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