Yale Assembly One Pavilion

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Client: Yale School of Architecture

Location: New Haven, CT, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team

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Matthew Clark

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Client

Yale School of Architecture

Artist

Brennan Buck

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Overview

Designed as the information center for New Haven’s summer International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Yale ‘Assembly One’ Pavilion was developed with several characteristics in mind:
Dynamism: Massive from one angle, and almost entirely porous from another, the structure alternately hides and reveals its contents.
Visual Transparency: Constructed from thin aluminum sheets, the pavilion opens up on two sides for ventilation and security, focusing views toward the festival’s main stage.
Visual Density: Over 1000 panels create shifting effects of reflection and color as visitors move around the pavilion, creating an unstable, engaging heart of the festival.

Additional Information

Designed and built by Yale School of Architecture students under Brennan Buck’s instruction: David Bench, Zac Heaps, Jacqueline Ho, Eric Zahn, Jacqueline Ho, Amy Mielke, John Taylor Bachman, Nicholas Hunt, Seema Kairam, John Lacy, Veer Nanavatty, Rob Bundy, Raven Hardison, Matt Hettler, Teoman Ayas. Generous support provided by Assa Abloy, the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and the Yale School of Architecture.