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Architects Create Affordable "Exoskeleton" Pavilion With Modular Woods, Tie Straps and Sliding Joints

08:00 - 10 February, 2018
Architects Create Affordable "Exoskeleton" Pavilion With Modular Woods, Tie Straps and Sliding Joints, Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol
Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol

"Exoskeleton" is a pavilion that shows how Computer Aided Manufacturing can create rapid prototypes. This manufacturing process allows for real-scale construction and experimentation with limited resources. 

In this project, a system of modules, designed with different dimensions, is put together with simple joints without nails or screws. This allows for different surfaces to be formed and for the pieces to be rotated and assembled at various angles and heights.

Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol Courtesy of Jeroen Christiaen & Saskia De Mol + 46

Asif Khan Unveils 'Darkest Building on Earth' For Winter Olympics Pavilion

09:34 - 7 February, 2018
Asif Khan Unveils 'Darkest Building on Earth' For Winter Olympics Pavilion, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes

Asif Khan's Vantablack pavilion, the world's first super-black building, will open at the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony on 9 February 2018.

The Olympic pavilion is coated with Vantablack VBx2 carbon nanotubes and illuminated by thousands of tiny white light rods. These rods extend from the structure's parabolic super-black facade and create the illusion of a field of stars suspended in space. Looking at the building will be the closest experience to looking into space from a point on Earth.

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes + 11

Call for entries MEDS Workshop 2018 - DiverCity

17:58 - 23 January, 2018
Call for entries MEDS Workshop 2018 - DiverCity

Update: The deadlines for this opportunity have been extended 

  • Call For tutors : Extended till January 28
  • Call for participants : Ends on February 28

MEDS workshop “Meetings of Design Students” is an international workshop that takes part each summer in a different country, focusing on various issues, themes, topics and settings that will help any designer expand their expertise. It is a chance to get in touch with diverse approaches to design, different building techniques, traditions and skills. MEDS workshop is both practical and educational because it focuses not only on creative theoretical designs, but actually compels participants to execute these designs during the 2-week span of the workshop. You can apply to MEDS as a tutor or as a participant.

Venice Biennale 2018: Danish Pavilion to Focus on the Power of Collaborative Innovation

12:00 - 6 January, 2018
Venice Biennale 2018: Danish Pavilion to Focus on the Power of Collaborative Innovation, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Danish pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will demonstrate the power of collaborative innovation through large-scale installations. Architect and Head of Institute of Architecture & Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Natalie Mossin was selected to be the Danish pavilion curator by several prestigious organizations including The Danish Architecture Centre, The Danish Ministry of Culture, Realdania and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Students use Complex Computer Analysis to Generate Seemingly Impossible Plastic Pavilion

06:00 - 21 December, 2017
Students use Complex Computer Analysis to Generate Seemingly Impossible Plastic Pavilion, © Maggie Janik
© Maggie Janik

Testing the limits of structural viability and computer-based modeling, the 2017 Komorebi Pavilion used thin sheets of polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) in a unique way to develop an ethereal, self-supporting enclosure. The pavilion is the result of a collaboration between architecture students at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo.

Students Build a Suspended Bamboo Pavilion With 3D Printed Joints

16:00 - 16 December, 2017
Students Build a Suspended Bamboo Pavilion With 3D Printed Joints, © Barak Pelman
© Barak Pelman

The Academy Bezalel students' bamboo project, in Jerusalem, is a proposal that approaches the construction in real scale and the experimentation with materials as an important driving force of architectural design.

The project, a suspended bamboo pavilion, can be reused with different configurations in different places with its joints made up of ropes and 3D printed pieces.

© Barak Pelman © Yifat Zailer © Yifat Zailer © Yifat Zailer + 20

Future Expansion's 'Flatiron Reflection' Transforms Flatiron Public Plaza for the Holiday Season

08:06 - 8 December, 2017
Future Expansion's 'Flatiron Reflection' Transforms Flatiron Public Plaza for the Holiday Season, © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

The winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition, ‘Flatiron Refelection’ by Brooklyn-based Future Expansion, has been unveiled in New York City.

Hosted by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute, the temporary installation will serve as the “highly-visible centerpiece” of the neighbourhood’s holiday season programming.

© Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina + 10

Verónica Arcos Designs Pop Up Radio for GAM Cultural Center in Santiago

14:00 - 7 December, 2017
Verónica Arcos Designs Pop Up Radio for GAM Cultural Center in Santiago, © Daniel Ortiz
© Daniel Ortiz

Chilean architect Verónica Arcos has been invited to design a modular wood studio that was installed in the central courtyard of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. The show was part of the Red Bull Radio Pop Up Santiago, a radio event that broadcasts eight hours a day of live conversation, musical selections and live shows in the search to spread what is now known as Chilean musical identity. 

Museum Proposal Displays Floating Figurines in Corten Columns of Light

12:00 - 2 December, 2017
Courtesy of Ziad Abi Karam for Shiogumo
Courtesy of Ziad Abi Karam for Shiogumo

The Kharayeb Archaeological Museum (KAM) was designed by Shiogumo in the agricultural lands of the coastal village Kharayeb, in the south of Lebanon. The site-specific museum was commissioned to preserve and enhance the historical, cultural, and public significance by the directors of the archeological mission and site, Dr. Ida Oggiano (Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico of CNR, Italy) and Dr. Wissam Khalil (Lebanese University).

Courtesy of Shiogumo Courtesy of Ziad Abi Karam for Shiogumo Courtesy of Ziad Abi Karam for Shiogumo Courtesy of Ziad Abi Karam for Shiogumo + 27

Future Expansion's "Flatiron Reflections" to Transform Flatiron Public Plaza For The Winter

14:00 - 4 November, 2017
Courtesy of Van Alen Institute
Courtesy of Van Alen Institute

The fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition winner has been announced--Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion. In June 2017 non-profit groups Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute invited ten design and architecture firms to submit proposals. “The initiative has become a valuable platform for launching new practices, a visible celebration of inventive, temporary designs that enliven public space during a chillier season, and an opportunity to understand how these spaces impact our minds and bodies” states David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. 

Of the ten design and architecture firms invited to submit proposals, Future Expansion with their Flatiron Reflection won the competition. Other participating firms include Annie Barrett, The Principals, Kyle May, Hive Public Space, Schaum Shieh, FIRM a.d. and Practice.

Courtesy of Van Alen Institute Courtesy of Van Alen Institute Courtesy of Van Alen Institute Courtesy of Van Alen Institute + 18

Germany's Newest Transportation Pavilion Features Dynamic Roof

06:00 - 24 October, 2017
Germany's Newest Transportation Pavilion Features Dynamic Roof, Courtesy of J. MAYER H.
Courtesy of J. MAYER H.

J. MAYER H., in partnership with Architekten, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for their competition-winning Pavillon am Ring Project in Freiburg, Germany. Located at the edge of Freiburg’s historic district, this new tram stop will feature a café and dynamic roof structure.

Temporary Workshop & Recreation Centre of Qianyi Farm / Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects

20:00 - 21 October, 2017
Temporary Workshop & Recreation Centre of Qianyi Farm / Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects, Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects
Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects

The foundation, structure and roof of the building. Image Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengjia Shan, Qingshi Town, Qichun County, Hubei, China
  • Design Team

    TAN Gangyi Daniel, XIE Long, CHEN Bo
  • Main contractor

    Local villagers and studio graduate (CHEN Bo, XIE Long, Daniel)
  • Client

    Qian Yi Agriculture (Hubei) Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    272.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

This Brick Arch Installation Dissolves in the Rain to Leave a Mortar Skeleton

09:30 - 14 October, 2017
This Brick Arch Installation Dissolves in the Rain to Leave a Mortar Skeleton, © EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj
© EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj

Sometimes known as the “Island of the Gods,” Jeju Island in South Korea is characterized by its volcanic rock, stunning waterfalls, and warm, tropical climate. Here, life is integrated with nature and the architecture is in harmony with the landscape. Dissolving Arch, a weather-specific installation by stpmj, responds to the island’s tropical environment. The structure began life as a solid brick vault, which then slowly dissolved in the hot and rainy periods of Jeju to produce a light, porous skeleton made of the remaining mortar which connects people with nature.

© EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj © EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj © EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj © EH(Kyoungtae Kim) + stpmj + 20

Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017

14:30 - 12 October, 2017
Materia Completes Concrete and Wood Pavilion for Design Week México 2017, Cortesía de Design Week México
Cortesía de Design Week México

For the 9th edition of Design Week Mexico, emerging Mexican practice Materia has completed a architectural pavilion within Mexico City's largest public green space, Chapultepec Park. Commissioned by Design Week Mexico in collaboration with Museo Tamayo, the pavilion will serve as a major cultural attraction during the event from October 11th—15th, and beyond.

Temporary Porcelain Clad Pavilion Addresses The Notion of Ornamentation in Architecture

05:00 - 11 October, 2017
Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff
Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff

The Pavilion d’Eau, designed by EPFL architecture student Alexander Wolhoff, was constructed in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The pavilion is a product of six months of research, prototyping, and coordination with different local and academic organizations done in conjunction with LHT3 labs. The exterior of the octagon pavilion has a structural aesthetic, while the interior -- only accessed by wading in the water -- is ornamental, clad in handmade ceramic tiles.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site municipality of Saint-Saphorin en Lavaux allowed for the temporary pavilion in the waters of Lake Geneva. The project is designed to touch the landscape lightly, not affecting the natural lake bed. The pavilion is comprised of materials including lake stones, wood, and porcelain tiles. To ensure a minimal and reversible impact on the site, the footings of the pavilion are made of seven gabions, metal cages filled with stones collected from the lake.

Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff + 20

Flora Pavilion / Design School of Nanjing University of the Arts

19:00 - 25 September, 2017
Flora Pavilion / Design School of Nanjing University of the Arts, Shared Color Space. Image © Yusi Chen
Shared Color Space. Image © Yusi Chen

Day View. Image © Yusi Chen Shared Color Space. Image © Yusi Chen Night View. Image © Yusi Chen Night View. Image © Yusi Chen + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, Jiangsu China
  • Instructor

    Jiong Xu
  • Students

    Yunliang Lu, Yusi Chen, Zhenzhu Yu, Junyang Wu, Jiawei Huang, Qianru Bi, Yin Peng, Yan Hou Lou, Yutang Sang, Yangchen Zhao
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

La Grange Pavilion / Murray Legge Architecture

09:00 - 20 September, 2017
La Grange Pavilion / Murray Legge Architecture, © Leonid Furmansky
© Leonid Furmansky

© Leonid Furmansky © Leonid Furmansky © Leonid Furmansky © Leonid Furmansky + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Grange, TX, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Murray Legge
  • Design Team

    Murray Legge, Lincoln Davidson, Benjamin Kaplowitz, Travis Avery
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio Envision Moscow's Gateway to the Five Seas

12:00 - 16 September, 2017
Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio Envision Moscow's Gateway to the Five Seas, Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau
Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau

Kleinewelt Architekten in partnership with Citizenstudio / Gorozhane Group, created a re-design proposal for the Northern River Boat Station Park, also known as the Park of Five Seas, in Moscow. Built in the 1930’s, the current park is supposed to act as the city’s gateway to the five seas: the White, Baltic, Black, Azov, and Caspian Sea. However, the park is removed from city life and separates Moscow from it’s historic waterways.

Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau + 20