Seventh Ward Shade Pavilion

Exhibition: Design for the other 90 | January 5, 2012 by

The Shade Pavilion provides a temporary gathering and socializing place while a permanent home is being constructed for the Porch Community Center, an organization committed to sustaining the multitude of cultures in New Orleans. Although located in a garden, the resource center serves its originally imagined function of providing rebuilding assistance through access to tools, information, and instruction in building repair. It also serves as a site for classes in gardening and as a new, highly visible location for neighborhood gatherings of all kinds. Intelligent construction systems, developed for prefabrication in Kansas are deployed in New Orleans as complete sections, and can be expanded upon.

  • CLIENT: The Porch Community Center
  • DESIGN/MANUFACTURING TEAM: University of Kansas School of Architecture
  • United States, 2006
  • Laminated 3/4” plywood cut by CNC router, mortise and tenon joints, custom steel hardware for hurricane clips, base plates
  • DIMENSIONS: 12’ h x 12’ w x 16’ d (module)
  • IN USE IN: United States


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