Hyperbolic Paraboloids Bamboo Pavilion
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It was a workshop organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, and Chongqing Jiaotong University. Students were asked to explore design and implementation possibilities in a rural construction context. A hyperbolic paraboloid pavilion was designed in a paperless environment, from which element information including bamboo pole length, intersections, and sequence number was directed extracted for fabrication and installation. The structure is covered with sunshade net to reduce damage from UV light. The workshop last for three days with five students and two local craftsmen.