SCAF Fugitive Structures

A Pixelated Rock for the Sherman Zen Garden.

Our proposal for the inaugural Fugitive Structures program transforms a singular box into a pixelated pavilion, a continuous stepped landscape where coinciding interior and exterior surfaces become potential sites for events, screenings, talks and intimate discussion.

The project explores pixelation, 8-bit digital design language and the approximation of objects through low-res representation to create a space where traditional architectural conventions of plan, elevation, wall, floor and roof are brought into question and no one surface is privileged.

The pavilion is conceived as a continuous shell constructed with welded plate steel which can be installed on site from prefabricated segments and relocated or fully recycled upon completion of the program. The interior is lined with recycled cork to create an intimate, comfortable and heavily scented environment.


Client: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation / BVN