The studio is organised in a series of 5 phases emphasizing on the shaping, organisation and construction of architectural structures driven by aerodynamic experiments evaluated through spatial, structural and environmental perspectives.

This resembles a morphogenetic procedure through looping experiments, observations, registrations and alterations focusing on air velocity, pressure zones, turbulence and material and spatial composition towards new aerodynamic architectural design solutions.

In parallel investigations into advanced methods of digital production techniques allow above to be explored from constructive principles, focusing on joints, fabrication and assembly techniques.

Resulting from described studies is a series of pavilion structures created to which one is selected for 1:1 construction situated at the windy harbor front in the centre of Aalborg.

The studio is organised by Isak Worre Foged and Mads Brath Jensen


Aero Architectural Studio // WINNING DESIGN

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The Aero Pavillon creates a circular airflow stream perpendicular to its openings developing an upward draught at the inner side facing the wind and a downward draught on the opponent side.

The invisible environment becomes a constructive element and emphasise the immediate understanding of the airflow, which again define the perceptive characteristics of internal space. Environmental conditions of wind combined with the penetration of light through the structure is thereby utilised as means for architectural articulation.

The simplicity of the form is created from the controlled complexity of planar plywood plates in digital parametric models for simple and fast production and assembly. Structural integrity is maintained through an interlocking system created of three types of elements – horizontal plates, vertical plates and dowels.

Aero Architectural Studio // Process

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Phase 1 / Elements and Dynamics

Basic aerodynamic studies using disconnected walls to observe and understand laminar and turbulence conditions. Phase keys: Airflow, Speed, Orientation and Arrangement

Phase 2 / Composition

Composition of several wall elements into spatial arrangements based upon structural and environmental strategies, observing and influencing environmental and structural conditions. Phase keys: Airflow, Orientation, Spatial composition, Material composition and Joints.

Phase 3 / Decomposition

Decomposition of arrangement created in phase 2 from a subdivision and re-articulation of surfaces emphasising obtained conditions in phase 2 through altered enclosures or porousity, controlling environmental, structural and spatial conditions. Phase keys: Airflow, Spatial composition, Material composition, Joints and Assembly.

Phase 4 / Production

Assembly and construction development based upon design reached in phase 3 including production files and material optimisation. Phase keys: Joints, Assembly logic and Production files.

Phase 5 / Construct

Manufacturing and assembly on site of finalised design in phase 4. Phase keys: Manufacturing techniques and assembly techniques.