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Ephemeral Architecture: The Latest Architecture and News

An Ornamental Shade and a Desert Sauna for Burning Man 2019

This year’s theme for the famous annual Burning Man festival revolves around the notion of “Metamorphosis”. Taking place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, from the 25th of August till the 2nd of September, each year artists and architects from around the world get creative and imagine installations and pavilions responding to one general question.

For the 2019 edition, Burning Man has already revealed the design for the Central Temple by Geordie Van Der Bosch. Read on to discover more about 2 interventions, taking part in this year's event, an Ornamental Shade from San Francisco and a Desert Sauna from Finland.

16 Ephemeral Installations Designed by Mexican Architects

As we have seen throughout the history of architecture, ephemeral installations and pavilions are important tools for talking about specific moments in architecture in an almost immediate way. While it is true some pavilions have been so relevant that they broke with their ephemeral quality to become permanent, such as the German Pavilion in Barcelona, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, most are documented in photographs, plans and experiences to be rewritten in future projects.

Ephemeral 'Origami Lava' Installation at Catalonia's Lluèrnia Festival of Light and Fire

In the wistful irony of creating liquid fire through sheets of paper, David Oliva of Barcelona-based firm SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 collaborated to fabricate an installation piece for the LLUÈRNIA festival of fire and light in Catalonia. Titled, "Origami Lava", the field of flame cloaks the 100 m2 surface of an abandoned building using over 10,000 pieces of origami.

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Urban reactivation festival, art and architecture. elCASC 2016. 4th Edition.

The festival aims for a social and cultural renewal of the Historic Center of Villena, which is stigmatized within the city for several reasons. The event has already received several awards.

Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 37

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bia Lessa, Carla Juaçaba
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012