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Regarding the minimal surface pavillion, the Entry Paradise Pavillion by LAVA is worth taking a look at. Once again, the designer looked into the microscopic scale in order to find a form for basis. The compostion afterwards, was less simple and had integrated digital design attributes toward the design and form. From this pavillion we can see the continued visual captivation of the minimal surface form and how the non-euclidean geometry involved seems to strongly affect the spatial interaction that the users have with the structure.

Top right is a blue-lit image of the Entry Paradise Pavillion which provides a very different phenomenological experience to the pink-lit image beneath. The concept of colour and lighting can play a big roll on the experience of the user, especially with a structure they cannot touch. http://c1038.r38.cf3.rackcdn.com/group5/building42678/media/ pypi_b0608entrypavilion_919.jpg source:

The way in which the Western Gateway proposal seems to interact with the site, and the users of the cars, seeks to provide an interesting and dynamic experience. It may not physical force a particular type of interaction, but it provides an interaction that can be found nowhere else within Australia. This sense of exclusivity definitely expresses the importance of the phenomenological experience provided the minimal surface concept. Further exploring the phenomenological aspects, the lighting can really affect the mood and create a unique atmosphere. For example, the pink lighting illuminates the minimal surface and creates the sensation of bubblegum and having it stick to your boot or pulling it apart and the blue provides an underwater experience with coral and numerous sea critters surrounding.

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