The Cephalopod is a zonohedral pavilion taking the form of a whimsical octopus pushing up through the sidewalk. The Cephalopod is a Zome, or a zonohedral pavilion and mini-pavilions in the form of an whimsical octopus pushing up through the sidewalk. In the main body pavilion members of the community can enter and sit on one of the six benches inside. In addition each of the legs surrounding the main pavilion will house one bench.
The Zome pavilions that Rob designs have a unique harmonic quality that brings a smile to everyone’s face. They are a commingling of math, art and architecture. People are able to enter and feel ensconced and yet feel connected with the outside environment.
The Zome construction system is highly modular and friendly. If the opportunity arises more pavilions can be installed. The appeal of these structures cuts across all demographics. People have many different reasons, but everyone loves them.
Since 2009 Rob Bell has been designing and building zonohedral pavilions. With over 100 successful builds across the US at festivals, fairs, carnivals, conferences, weddings and more, the structure and systems used to construct them are battle tested, tried and true.
Tara Maus is an artist and painter based in Fairfax, California. Tara brings a playful yet sophisticated sense of organic design and color to the project. Using the basic Zome structure as the basis Tara will work with Rob Bell to compose a set of playful structures that will catch people's attention and capture their imagination.
The Zomes are community building structures. They consistently create an open and inviting space which brings different people into proximity where they can engage. We would like to preview the location with a poster and image of the structure prior to it's installation. Members of the community can be extended an open invitation to help with the process of installation.
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