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Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

China Architecture News - Aug 19, 2020 - 13:59   3174 views

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Rooi Design and Research has created a furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place and form to serve for different purposes.

Named Furniture Pavilion S and its Afterlife, the 150-square-metre pavilion was designed for the Shanghai International Furniture Fair 2019 in China, the studio has developed an outdoor independent pavilion specially designed for a furniture exhibitor. 

This has allowed to unveil a brand new comprehensive and sustainable design solution.

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

"In today’s world of rapid business development, many exhibitors construct temporary showrooms, but after the exhibition, the showroom’s construction waste and materials cannot be cleaned properly and recycled, which causes a lot of unnecessary waste and pollution," said Rooi Design and Research.

"The issue of emissions has also appeared to have been largely ignored as well," the studio added.

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

First, in regard to the primary construction materials for the building, the architect used plywood, which is one of the most familiar materials in furniture manufacturing. 

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

At the end of the exhibition, these construction materials can be recycled for secondary use. The materials for the building consisted of 821 pieces of market standard size (1.22×1.22 meter) plywood which is the most economical design structure used for processing. 

The biggest advantage of this design is that it is simple to construct and can be fully assembled within 48 hours, which drastically minimizes time and construction costs.

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Pavilion S is not just a furniture showroom either, it is a place where one can relax and rest during the exhibition. The facade of the building uses two different cubes and the four facades have become windows like in order to display the furniture, giving audiences different views at various angles. 

The furniture display can be clearly seen, and the transparent facade captures plenty of sunlight, while the 1.22-meter-deep window prevents the sun from shining directly into the showroom.

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

The main structure adopts the mixed use of a wood and steel structure, while the roof is designed as a hyperboloid (positive and negative arch-beam steel structure roof). The whole building space does not have a column, presenting the whole exhibition hall in a clean, sleek manner. 

The architect believes that the complexity should be left in the design and technique of the building process, while give the audience an impression of clear and easy to understand, bright and Eco-friendly to the city.

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

This year, the architect managed to recycle the entire building and built 410 sets of tables and chairs in the most economical way for rural communities. 

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Every piece of 1.22m×1.22m of recycled plywood can be transformed into a perfect hexagon table or 3 rectangle chairs. 

In regards to the interpersonal relationships in the small rural communities, the architect has designed the furniture which can be combined into different forms to increase the interactivity and fun, at the same time enrich the community activities.  

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Feng Shao

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Image © Ming Chen

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Site Location

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Furniture Set Analysis

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Furniture-Pavilion S Axo

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Pavilion S Analysis

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Pavilion S Elevation

Rooi Design and Research built furniture pavilion that can be recycled endlessly in any place

Plan

Project facts

Project name: Furniture Pavilion S

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong District, Shanghai

Client: Side Furniture

Project type: Furniture showroom

Area: 150 m2

Completion time: September 2019 (furniture showroom), June 2020 (furniture recycle)

Design scope: Architecture

Design firm: Rooi Design and Research 

Chief designer: Zuoqian Wang

Structural design: Song Wang

Video: Ming Chen

Photographers: Feng Shao, Ming Chen

Top image © Feng Shao

All drawings © Rooi Design and Research 

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