Balancing the intricate concrete branches that are visible from a distance with a more monolithic interior piece, the pavilion is characterized by two different experiential states. The concrete branches which emerge from the earth create a dome-like structure that houses a plinth-type seat. During the day time, the pavilion merges with its surroundings due to its shape as well as its surface patterns that resemble a tree. One can then enter CALLIPOD and take a seat to enjoy the serene view from within the dome. The harmonized blending of CALLIPOD in nature changes during the night, when the central concrete plinth begins to illuminate. With an almost exotic look, the special pebbles that are part of the plinth-type seat begin to glow in the dark. Each day they get charged by the sun-light and then release that energy in the form of cyan light that distinguishes the structure from the rest of the forest in the night.
Throughout, the duration of the programme, there have been numerous architectural discoveries that enabled us to move beyond the conventional methods of design and fabrication. Among the various achievements, AA Summer DLAB continues to inspire the avant-garde of young architects and architectural students.
Programme Director:Alexandros Kallegias
Tutors: Alexandros Kallegias, Elif Erdine, Daghan Cam, Angel Fernando Lara Moreira, Suzan Ucmaklioglu
Students: Adam Turczyn, Isabella Souza, Baraa Yakzan, Juan-Pablo Chinchilla, Elien Termote, Daria Kleymenicheva, Aiman Tabony, Mohanned Iskanderani, Weronika Krol, Xiaohong Ling, Sabine Hansmann, Fabian Scholz, Max Winter, Ignacio Carbo del Moral, Kevin Mazanek, Zelal Cinar