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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