Kingsdown SchoolBackground: 
UK Specialists in Tensioned Fabric Structures and Pods Since 2000

Pod Feature, The Pavilion Pod

Joining Canopy, Holiday Inn Earls CourtPlayground Canopy, The Perse Girls School

Outdoor Space

  • Project: Pod Feature, The Pavilion Pod
  • Description: Outdoor Space
  • Client: Pavilion
  • Location: London
  • Applications: Feature Enclosed Touring Centrepiece
  • Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester
  • Frame: Timber
  • Fixings: S/S Fork Tensioners
  • Ref: 1845

Completed late in the summer of 2012, Tensilefabric and Fabricworks assisted Pavilion Architecture with the creation of this rather unique structure.

The form itself is a geodesic structure, created from pieces of wood, individually CNC machined to follow the correct form. Each piece is then pinned to the next to create the inherently very strong shape that appears to curve smoothly in both directions.

The fabric is fixed in place via a simple pocket detail on the outside of the fabric, tensioned back to the frame on each seam line, and trapped at each end.

The structure was located at the 02, but watch out for it as it travels around London, raising the profile of the new company Pavilion Architecture, and providing exhibiting space for those who want to hire it!