The singular milk crate acts as a simple unit of construction. Its cubic shape, and bright colors harken to the classic childhood toy… The Lego. The advantage to the milk crate is that no damage need to be done to the unit to construct an orthogonal pavilion. For example the mesh faces in the units allow for zip ties to be slipped through and tightened to connect each block to the next. And when ready to disassemble are cut and each crate is free to be returned to its original use as a milk crate.
The overall composition of block party is generated by eroding and carving units out of a solid cube of blocks. Thus the pavilion becomes an icon serving as something that appears solid and enclosed, yet its varying density and perforations lets in light and the summer breeze. As light filters through the different densities of blocks shadow patterns become playful speckles dancing on the ground, like light passing through tree leaves.
Block party reminds us of our child hood toys, but on a much larger scale, encouraging children and adults alike, to want to play and experience it. The organization of the different units offers unique ways to interact with the form. Such as seats which are lose and can be moved and scattered around. Meanwhile attached seating and benches peel off of the main structure, and blend into the landscape.
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