Hyperbolic Patterns

Hyperbolic patterns. Archivo pavilion competition; Mexico City, 2012.

Team: Adrian Aguirre & Raul Rebolledo

Pattern. A discernible coherent system based on the intended interrelationship of component parts
“According to Albert Einstein, events do not happen, they are there and we merely encounter them in passing, in an eternal present; there are no minor incidents on the way, history is merely one long chain reaction”. The pavilion Hyperbolic patterns creates a link between present and past, it integrates history and design; characters like Luis Barragán y Félix Candela contributed to an aesthetical vision of Mexico City; on one hand, Barragan used light as a tangible material, on the other hand, Candela applied structure as an aesthetic exterior/interior element.

The event is a dominant element in Architecture, the pavilion, seen as a fragment of architecture, is the event as its best; the pavilion becomes the receptor of functions and transformations, is dynamic, flexible and transforms a neutral space into a collective space, this space promotes the interaction between individuals.

The shape responds to a melancholic vision of the hiperbolic paraboloid used by Candela, the pattern responds to structural stresses and creates a tension between open, closed, semi-open spaces (public and semi-public) and provides to the interior of the pavilion a series of light fragments, creating a different atmosphere based on natural light.

Booklet link below.

Archivo pavilion booklet