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Bloom

Los Angeles, CA United States

Doris Kim Sung

 

Project Description

In designing Bloom, the research team set out to create a zero-energy active façade. The team utilized thermobimetal (two layers of metal that react differently to heat) and created a pavilion covered in 414 tiles, each comprising bimetal tabs. When exposed to the sun, the tabs curl, providing both shading for the people inside and openings for hot air to vent. And while juror Martina Decker called the pavilion “a beautiful sculpture,” it was less the design than the research that really captivated the jury. “I find that material investigation to be interesting,” juror Gordon Gill said.

 

Project Details

Bloom
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    Assoc. AIA (assistant professor, University of Southern California; principal, DOSU Studio Architecture)
Consultants:
  • Consultant: Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter 
  • Research Assistants: Dylan Wood 
  • Design Assistants: Dylan Wood 
  • Structural Engineer: Matthew Melnyk 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Dylan Wood 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Garrett Helm 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Derek Greene 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Kelly Wong 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Manual Alcala 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Eric Arm 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Lily Bakhshi 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Amr Basuony 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Olivia Burke 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Kristi Butterworth 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Jesus Cabildo 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Shu Cai 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Ali Chen 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Taylor Cornelson 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Erin Cuevas 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Matt Evans 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Chris Flynn 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Renata Ganis 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Bryn Garrett 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Ana Gharakh 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Oliver Hess 
  • Fabrication Assistants: David Hoffman 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Alice Hovsepian 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Casey Hughes 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Ross Jeffries 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Justin Kang 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Syd Kato 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Andrew Kim 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Glen Kinoshita 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Ingrid Lao 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Jennifer MacLeod 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Max Miller 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Mark Montiel 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Laura Ng 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Robbie Nock 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Raynald Pelletier 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Elizabeth Perikli 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Nelly Paz 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Evan Shieh 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Hector Solis 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Raven Weng 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Leon Wood 
  • Fabrication Assistants: Tyler Zalmanzig 
  • Construction Assistant: Dylan Wood 
  • Construction Assistant: Garrett Helm 
  • Construction Assistant: Derek Greene 
  • Construction Assistant: Kelly Wong 
  • Construction Assistant: Manual Alcala 
  • Construction Assistant: Eric Arm 
  • Construction Assistant: Lily Bakhshi 
  • Construction Assistant: Amr Basuony 
  • Construction Assistant: Olivia Burke 
  • Construction Assistant: Kristi Butterworth 
  • Construction Assistant: Jesus Cabildo 
  • Construction Assistant: Shu Cai 
  • Construction Assistant: Ali Chen 
  • Construction Assistant: Taylor Cornelson 
  • Construction Assistant: Erin Cuevas 
  • Construction Assistant: Matt Evans 
  • Construction Assistant: Chris Flynn 
  • Construction Assistant: Renata Ganis 
  • Construction Assistant: Bryn Garrett 
  • Construction Assistant: Ana Gharakh 
  • Construction Assistant: Oliver Hess 
  • Construction Assistant: David Hoffman 
  • Construction Assistant: Alice Hovsepian 
  • Construction Assistant: Casey Hughes 
  • Construction Assistant: Ross Jeffries 
  • Construction Assistant: Justin Kang 
  • Construction Assistant: Syd Kato 
  • Construction Assistant: Andrew Kim 
  • Construction Assistant: Glen Kinoshita 
  • Construction Assistant: Ingrid Lao 
  • Construction Assistant: Jennifer MacLeod 
  • Construction Assistant: Max Miller 
  • Construction Assistant: Mark Montiel 
  • Construction Assistant: Laura Ng 
  • Construction Assistant: Robbie Nock 
  • Construction Assistant: Raynald Pelletier 
  • Construction Assistant: Elizabeth Perikli 
  • Construction Assistant: Nelly Paz 
  • Construction Assistant: Evan Shieh 
  • Construction Assistant: Hector Solis 
  • Construction Assistant: Raven Weng 
  • Construction Assistant: Leon Wood 
  • Construction Assistant: Tyler Zalmanzig 
 
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