At the foot of a hill in Mexico City, a pavilion with concrete walls assembled like a puzzle and marked by a series of bulbous volumes with small white circles patterned across them is revealed up among the trees.
This is Egaligilo, the pavilion designed by architect Gerardo Borissin for this year’s Design Week Mexico festival in Chapultepec Forest. “The project acts as a balance of forces between rational and parametric architecture while preserving a natural environment inside,” said the architect. The perforated wall is designed to allow sunlight, rain, and oxygen to reach the interior and maintain the microclimate necessary for a small forest.
“It seeks to raise public awareness of the recycling of ephemeral structures and the main purpose of architecture: benefit to humanity,” said Borissin.
Text by Giordana Bonanno.