Desing and Fabrication: Francesco Milano, Karen Antorveza 
Photography: Fernando Schapochnik
Supported by CheLA 

Buenos Aires, Argentina 


FURETSU is a digitally designed and fabricated pavilion that explores the architectural properties of an ultra-light material such as corrugated polyethylene. Its curvy "skin" comprises 672 unique, white, laser-cut pieces, which are grouped in four and joined through a male-female system, generating 168 pyramid shape modules. The particular geometry of the modules, interlocked between each other, constitutes a unique, shell-like stiff structure. Since the union between the modules is made through bolts, the pavilion can be easily assembled and disassembled. The general geometry was designed through a digital form-finding process, which allowed it to come up against a structurally efficient morphology. Additional structural support is provided by a set of 6mm, CNC milled plywood ribs interposed between the white modules at regular distance.

Furetsu is a research project of TaMaCo (Taller de Materiales y Construcción)/ cheLA (Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano), designed and fabricated by Karen Antorveza and Francesco Milano.


KAPHEND 2023 — Planet Earth