Blobwall Pavilion is a collaboration between Greg Lynn FORM, Machineous who developed the manufacturing method for the "bricks" and Panelite who produced and distributed the architectural material. It is an innovative redefinition of the brick – architecture's most basic building unit – into a lightweight object made of colorful plastic and reinterpreted into modular elements. Blobwall Pavilion is a freestanding, indoor/outdoor wall system built of a low-density, recyclable, impact-resistant polymer. The blob unit, or "brick," is a robotically cut mass-produced hollow tri-lobed shape formed through rotational molding, which is then assembled with interlocking precision to form the wall.
The Blobwall Pavilion is a contemporary wall system that recovers the voluptuous shapes, chiaroscuro and grotto-like textures of Baroque and Renaissance architecture in pixilated gradients of vivid color. On three walls of the installation, custom fabricated acrylic Bubble Cabinets will be installed to display small objects.
Though Blobwall Pavilion is designed in stock shapes totaling over 500 individual bricks in ten different colors, it can also be configured to custom shapes and color combinations. The varied yellow hues composing the body of the installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery celebrate the material qualities and colors of the roto-molded plastic and are arrayed as if bathed in a warm light so the highlights are not white, but instead crimson, plum and pink.
In September 2008, the Blobwall Pavilion will travel to the Venice Biennale as part of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Out There: Architecture Beyond Building