Canadian Architect Pavilion


John McMinn Building Studio

The Canadian Architect magazine participates in several industry trade shows in various cities across the country each year, requiring a booth enclosing a 10 x 10 x 10 foot cube of space. Responding to the visual cacophony of these environments, the design solution seeks to create a luminous moment of respite, a glacial stillness, a primal sensory calm, within the clamouring context. The booth is constructed with an absolute minimum of materials, composed of pleated white nylon fabric supported by a slender aluminium frame tensioned against the fabric surface. The structural solution is irreducible, with every element required for the coherent stability of the whole.