Architecture is defined by its permanence. While the discipline's most celebrated works are often those that were built to last, there's inherent beauty and value in an architecture of impermanence. Moving beyond conventional buildings and considering environmental and social impacts, temporary structures hold the potential to push the boundaries of architecture and the categorization of art. Whether or not architecture is an art, buildings and spaces can transform human experience. As Christo and Jeanne-Claude showed the world, sculpture doesn't have to be a fixed, permanent object. In turn, pavilions are designed to explore how architecture can move beyond its fixed, permanent qualities to create spaces that are all the more beautiful and impactful because they are temporary. Embracing natural systems and human agency, these pavilions draw connections between art, architecture and landscape.
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