Lot-ek Builds Student Pavilion From Recycled Airplane
Lot-ek loves recycling, and is well known for its container projects. It has tried airplane fuselages before; Justin covered their proposal for a library in Guadalajara that was to be built from 200 Boeing 727 and 737's. Moving up the airplane timeline, they have built a student pavilion out of a 747 at the University of Washington in Seattle. Emily at inhabitat says:
"Despite the inherently rigid nature of the interior space, Lot-Ek proposed a flexible seating system that makes the space multi-functional and surprisingly comfortable. While the raw structural qualities of the fuselage are highlighted (its aluminum rib cage and metal grated floor), the rotating floor/seating systems adapts to accommodate three different positions/needs: floor, bench, and lounge. This flexibility is ideal for a student gathering space, allowing every activity from lectures and parties to performances and movie screenings. Adding to the entertainment possibilities, the Pavilion is networked with Ethernet connections, and integrated projection screens can be pulled down along the perimeter of the entire fuselage, transforming the space into a "face-to-face" theater."
The Pavilion provides space for both work and play, and is supported mid-air by a steel pipe cradle system, providing access to the interior via a steel ramp.