mahdi alibakhshian & students install the void at woodbury university

mahdi alibakhshian
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created using perforated strips of aluminum, the ‘void’ pavilion is a complex architectural form both minimal and materially-efficient. the design was created as a collaborative effort between faculty member mahdi alibakhshian — also founding principal of qastic — and students at the woodbury university school of architecture.

‘void’ is an abstract urban object composed in response to various adjacent elements in its burbank, california campus context. contrast between white and black aluminum, as well as natural light that penetrates the intervention, enable it to differentiate itself from the periphery. the work hopes to blur boundaries between interior and the external urban street by initiating an interesting visual conversation.

mahdi alibakhshian & students install the void at woodbury university
 

black-painted aluminum panelling

 

from above

 

view from adjacent street

 

drawing influence from james turrell’s ‘sky frames’ eliminated sections provide distinct views

 

the work was created by mahdi alibakhshian and his students at woodbury university school of arch.