FreelandBuck is an architectural design practice based in New York and Los Angeles whose work assumes that “fabrication and construction can enhance the spatial and sensual qualities of digitally designed form rather than compromise them”. Affiliated with Yale and Woodbury Universities, the team’s work exploits both formal undulation and graphic variation – of pattern, color and material – to synthetically enrich surface and space.

Stack Pavilion is a non-modular construction system, cut and assembled from flat plywood sheets that produce ornate detail and lush pattern directly from its logic of assembly and structure. Here, it is manifest as a dynamically torqued pavilion for exhibitions and lectures designed for the Lightbox Gallery in Sussex, UK.

A demountable structure of stack-able triangular units, Stack is a single tessellated pattern extruded along the breadth of the pavilion to produce three longitudinal walls. As it adapts to the geometry and specific demands of each wall surface (corners, doors, and stairs) the stack congeals into a continuous semi-solid mass, knitting interior and exterior spaces together.

In one of his interviews Brenan Buck elaborates, “…One of the things that I am looking at this semester in a class studying interior scale fabrication is that contemporary architecture is being interiorized generally; it is taking up concerns and effects that were part of interior design and using them at the scale of the entire building.”

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