Leong Leong

Project Location Year Status Type Size
Champagne Wonton Supernova New York, NY 2011 Proposal cultural 2000 sq. ft.
CHAMPAGNE = EVENT
The tent is a building typology defined by an economy of material, weight, and flexibility. Working with a minimal budget, we propose a modular tent system that is simultaneously generic and specific to accommodate a variety of programs and events.

WONTON = MODULE
Comprised of two elements—a structural base and an inflatable gold mylar membrane—the tent can be assembled and adjusted by a single individual. The convex shape of the inflated pillow naturally sheds rain.

SUPERNOVA = MULTIPLICATION
The tents can be multiplied and clustered in order to occupy almost any site. When multiplied, tents can be organized to create larger, more communal spaces.

POST-LIFE
After each event, the tent can be deflated and quickly disassembled and can be stored compactly.

with SBP Engineers, CASE, Jiminie Ha, Keeghan McHargue
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