DIY Pavilion

The project is about testing the possibilities that ultimately arise with a collapse Iceland has seen. The modern ideological system which governed Iceland in every way has failed and Iceland is now about actualizing opportunities, not admiring false visions. How do designers navigate within this new reality? Are we going to look backwards and let the future happen or are we going to find a way to navigate forward using what we have at hand? DIY Reykjavik pavilion is about political controversy, new economy, new technology and community to ask questions about Iceland’s future.

Initiated, designed and constructed along with family and friends the spring of 2009. The project was based on free contributions of building material importer, who after economic collapse ended up with full a warehouse of returned products. The pavilion consists of 1000 different triangles, folded and riveted together with 7000 aluminum rivets.

Project #
014
Type
Pavilion
Location
Reykjavík, Iceland
Size
893 ft2 / 83 m2
Date
2009
Status
Complete
Client
Scandinavian House, Iceland
Team
Arnaldur Schram, Angelica Biddle, Simon Stigsby, William Hadley, THG Architects, Family & Friends
Consultants
Structural Engineer : Dr. Sigurður Gunnarsson
Construction
Fabrication : Geislatækni