FURETSU is a digital designed and fabricated pavilion, which explores the architectural properties of an ultra-light material such as corrugated polyethylene. Its curvy “skin” is composed by 672 unique, white, laser cutted pieces, which grouped in four and joined through a male-female system, generates 168 pyramid shape modules. The particular geometry of the modules, interlocked between each others, constitute a special, shell like a stiff structure.
Since the union between the modules is made through bolts, the pavillion can be easily assembled and disassembled. The general geometry was designed through a digital form-finding process, which allowed to come up against a structurally efficient morphology. Additional structural support is provided by a set of 6mm, CNC milled plywood ribs, which are interposed between the white modules at regular distance.
Furetsu is a research project of TaMaCo (Taller de Materiales y Construcción)/ cheLA (Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano), designed and directed by Formosa studio Karen Antorveza and Francesco Milano.