Steam Pop

The steam coming out of a boat's smokestack -ephemeral, translucent, ever changing and temporary- is the inspiration for our pavilion design. We would like to create a structural kit of parts, made out of light materials which have the ability to change according to their needs, yet remain iconic in its form that references Steamboats. PVC pipes and translucent fabric are used for the principle materials of the design. Bent PVC pipes create steam-like bowl shapes. Bending adds tension and strength for the structure, and repetition of the form creates three distinctive pavilion forms to accommodate various events throughout the site for performance space/viewing, vendor/bourbon tasting and info booth/exhibition space.


Honorable Mention, Competition Entry, 2014


Outdoor Pavilion


2,700 sf


Louisville, Kentucky


Matei Denes, Marcella Yee