Ball-nogues’ pulp pavilion shades visitors at coachella music festival
For this year’s coachella valley music festival in california, ball-nogues studio has created the pulp pavilion as an architectural installation composed of salvaged materials. Sitting tall in the desert landscape, the pavilion serves as a cool and vibrant oasis where festival-goers can hide from the desert sun and socialize. Having a “green” approach to it, the low-cost structure experiments with paper by converting it into pulp and used as the main building material. The tree-like form uses a mix of blended paper with water and pigment which is then sprayed onto the meshes of organic rope, resulting in the rigid and self-supporting structure. Due to its organic composition, the pulp pavilion can easily be recycled or composted, unlike other conventional materials such as fiberglass or plastic.