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Slow Food / Sagan Piechota Architecture

  • 01:00 - 22 December, 2009
Slow Food / Sagan Piechota Architecture
Slow Food / Sagan Piechota Architecture, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herbst Pavilion Entrance, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
  • Project Team

    Mike Eggers, Andy Payne, Vivian Hsu, Ben Frombgen, Jeremy Tsai, Rich Porter, Charlotte Hofstetter, Daniel Piechota, Loring Sagan
  • Rendering

    Andy Payne
  • Client

    Slow Food Nation
  • Area

    73.6 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Slow Food Nation 2008–the country’s first major sustainable foods celebration took place over Labor Day weekend at Fort Mason San Francisco. Individual “Taste Pavilions” fabricated from repurposed materials were designed by the Bay Area’s most celebrated design firms. Sagan Piechota’s design for the pickle-and-chutney booth—assembled just days before the event—featured walls made of pickle jars and a ceiling composed of 3,000 mason jar lids suspended from wires.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

A total of 3,024 metal canning lids became an undulating and dynamic “ceiling” suspended with filament, Velcro and earring backs. The “walls” created with multiple rows of jars simply attached to wood studs and arranged to encourage visitor participation by taking and leaving recipes showcased within the jars themselves.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

Over the course of a month and ten “build sessions” that resembled old-fashioned knitting circles, over 100 volunteers contributed their help, ideas and stories to the completion of the Pickle Pavilion. The community that formed throughout this journey would become the most valuable aspect of our involvement and distinctly reflective of the Slow Food movement.

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18 Comments

Global Lighting · February 14, 2012

Out of a pickle RT @StrangArchitect Great idea for a Slow Food Pavilion! @ArchDaily http://t.co/ZrIEhC6f

Strang Architecture · February 14, 2012

Great idea for a Slow Food Pavilion! @ArchDaily http://t.co/fagFmcec

jmper188 · January 09, 2010

andy payne seems to have been an employee at sagan piechota. the exhibit lasted 3 days, so I don't think dusting was a problem.

GoodMillwork · December 25, 2009

Slow-cooked + architectural goodness = Slow Food http://su.pr/1LkOWf (via @archdaily )

trimtab21 · December 24, 2009

I love this kind of installation - but i always wonder who has to dust it?

OV · December 24, 2009

@ Mliam: Lift Architects, a.k.a Andrew Payne scripted the mason jar lids. He has been generous enough to post the script to download here: http://www.liftarchitects.com/...

Mliam · December 23, 2009

wasn't this done by lift architects
http://www.liftarchitects.com/...

inVNT · December 23, 2009

Look at this undulating installation using jar lids for a pavilion for pickles at Slow Food Nation in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/532UTq

Daniel Piechota · December 22, 2009

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wepa · December 22, 2009

nice!

Keith Ranney · December 22, 2009

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Dylan · December 22, 2009

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Architecture Mob · December 22, 2009

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Daniel Piechota · December 22, 2009

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Home Decor News · December 22, 2009

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anna h. · December 22, 2009

a pickle pavilion and lovely design: RT @archdaily: Slow Food / Sagan Piechota Architecture http://bit.ly/8iECTN

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Architecture+Molding · December 22, 2009

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