Uncountable hours, and piles of failed sketches and models to go with them – much of the architecture process is left unseen, held behind locked doors, but Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)’s Pavilion for Design Miami exposes this process for the first time. After a school-wide competition involving over 100 students in 32 teams, a judging panel of GSD faculty and representatives of Design Miami selected “UNBUILT” to represent the school at this year’s fair.
The winning proposal was developed by five students in the Harvard GSD Master in Architecture program: Joanne Cheung, Jenny Shen, Steven Meyer, Doug Harsevoort, and Yiliu Shen-Burke. UNBUILT uses foam models of unrealized student projects to form its canopy, situating them atop a metal grid. Information will be made available to visitors on each project based on information submitted by their designers, via a design app by Modelo. The pavilion will be placed at Design Miami’s entrance, offering various seating areas, zones of differing canopy cover to shield visitors from weather and lighting to enhance the night time environment.
"It is a privilege to partner with Harvard GSD, one of the most amazing sources of creative thinking in the world of design,” said Craig Robins, Founder of Design Miami. “We are excited to see the students’ vision realized at Design Miami - a platform that has always been committed to presenting the work of emerging talent alongside material by established and historic designers.”