Professor Karl Daubmann’s Research Through Making pavilion on display at UM Botanical Gardens
A pavilion by Associate Professor of Architecture Karl Daubmann is currently on display at the University of Michigan's Matthei Botanical Gardens. "Shadow Pavilion" was produced through the Research Through Making grant-funded project “In search of the (w)hole.” The Research Through Making Grant is intended to fund research and experimentation through making.
The pavilion utilizes computer-generated architectural forms inspired by organic models to design site-specific structures that maximize utility while minimizing material and waste. This botanical-inspired structure was designed for this overlook on the Sam Graham Trees Trail. It frames the vista for visitors while providing both shade and a visual destination that orients people to the view point.
Project collaborators include Assistant Professor of Art & Design John Marshall, engineer Andy Greco of Structural Design Incorporated in Ann Arbor, and students Alex Timmer and Ngoc Thy Phan.
Sep 11, 2009