Jeremy de Lavaulx


Droplet presents a manipulation of topography and built form as it seeks to emulate the formal qualities exhibited when a droplet falls into water. Radially arranged wooden fins are used to curate movement throughout the site and allow for visual access to the performance space at its centre. The undulating landscape surrounding the pavilion acts to frame the bounds of the design and the elements that emerge through the ground. Visitors’ experiences of threshold and circulation are manipulated through control of the solid/void ratio, the use of vertical, horizontal and overhead elements and planes, access to light and shade, acoustic qualities, and other phenomenological and sensorial effects.