Designed by Manuel Jimenez Garcia, the CloudXS Pavilion is a flexible discrete system for the creation of lightweight rapidly deployable structures that could achieve large spans while allowing reconfigurability for future use.
The CloudXS Pavilion promotes a universal system that could be assembled without the use of large sets of heavy machinery. The module is meant to be a product that any non-expert user can easily put together.
Each element of the CloudXS Pavilion is optimised to be delivered in a single full format (2400×1220) sheet of 8mm plywood, and engineered to be assembled in 20 minutes by any user without previous training, just following the instruction leaflet. The piece could be locally laser-cut or delivered flat-packed. Each element weights less than 12kg, so it could be easily manipulated by a single person.
About Manuel Jimenez García:
Manuel Jimenez García is the co-founder and principal of madMdesign, a computational design practice based in London, co-founder of the robotic manufacturing and design brand Nagami, based in Avila, Spain, and co-founder and co-director of Automated Architecture Ltd (AuAr), a design-tech consultancy based in London. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum (London) Canada´s Design Museum (Toronto), The Design Museum (London), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Zaha Hadid Design Gallery (London), Philadelphia Museum of Art and Clerkenwell Design Week (London).
Alongside his practice, Manuel is a lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (London). He is programme director of MSc/MRes Architectural Computation (AC), and unit master of Research Cluster 4 at the MArch Architectural Design (AD). Both part of The Bartlett B-Pro; in addition, he is also co-founder of UCL Design Computation Lab and curator of Plexus, a multidisciplinary lecture series based on computational design.
He previously taught at Architectural Association AADRL (London), Polytechnic University of Architecture (Madrid), European University Madrid and L’École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris).Manuel holds a Masters in Architecture and Urbanism (AADRL) from Architectural Association and has worked as an architect for the offices of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Minimaforms and Amid(cero9).
Architect: Manuel Jimenez Garcia
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Building Type: Pavilion