The Cairo pods gave us the chance to explore opportunities within the aggregation of repetitive objects that imply the creation of heterogeneous figurations. The Cairo Tessellation, known in mathematics also as an example of equilateral pentagons that tile the plane, allow for a high variety of the topology of the plane. In the case of the Cairo pods, we extended the plane in the third dimension and delaminated specific elements emerging out of the basic planar geometry to form three elements to comprise one pod. The pods’ purpose is to serve as an exhibition vitrine in varying spaces. The Tessellation gave us the chance to aggregate the repetitive component in multiplicious ways, to adapt to different exhibition environments without compromising the allover appearance of the design.
Exhibition design commissioned by the Az W (Architecture Center Vienna) for the exhibition Housing in Vienna, traveling exhibition.