The Shed comprises two major elements: the four-story “fixed building” with museum-quality exhibition spaces and the “shed,” a movable enclosure that, when deployed, expands the interior to provide a spacious, temperature-controlled area that can accommodate large-scale art exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, and galas.

The walls of the enclosure are clad in cushions of pressurized ETFE, a material proposed by CORE studio because of its light weight and high strength. The ETFE will be coated with frit patterns that vary depending on the orientation of individual elements. These frit patterns will control daylight, minimizing glare and direct radiation into the event space. CORE studio’s analysis integrated the parametric capabilities of Grasshopper to generate the patterns, assign materials and control the analysis in Radiance, the most widely used engine for lighting, daylighting and solar control design. The skin studies produced an accurate simulation for the project’s technical performance and aesthetics.

Service: Integrated Building Analysis
Location: New York, NY
Practice: Structural Engineering, Sustainability, Facade Engineering
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group

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