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Horizontal Vertigo: Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

04:00 - 31 May, 2018
Horizontal Vertigo: Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Argentinian Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words. 

Horizontal Vertigo
, Argentinian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, delves into the notions of humanity and democratic spirit as proposed by Freespace, by establishing a cross-cutting dialog between geography, place, and architecture.

The exhibition, curated by the architects Javier Mendiondo, Pablo Anzilutti, Francisco Garrido and Federico Cairoli, is an invitation to rethink our territory as a collective construction and discover architecture in its capacity to convey unexpected generosity in every project.

Enclave Book Pavilion / Aether Architects

02:00 - 16 January, 2018
Enclave Book Pavilion  / Aether Architects, © Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    NanTou Village, ShenZhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zelin Huang
  • Area

    31.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The People's Station / People's Architecture Office

19:00 - 5 December, 2017
Bird-eye view. © Rui Zhu
Bird-eye view. © Rui Zhu

Windows. Image Courtesy of PAO Bird-eye view. © Rui Zhu People's Canopy. Image Courtesy of PAO Windows. Image Courtesy of PAO + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yantai, Shandong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zhe He, James Shen, Feng Zang
  • Design Team

    Zhenghua Li, Ziqing Feng, Mingka Lin, Xi Xu, Gangjian Cui, Weixing Xiang, Sixuan Liu, Xiao Hai, Ziwei Chen
  • Structure Consultant

    Fengbo Yu
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

PVC Pipes and Umbrellas Come Together in Vibrant Dandelion-esque Dome in Singapore

14:00 - 26 November, 2017
PVC Pipes and Umbrellas Come Together in Vibrant Dandelion-esque Dome in Singapore, © Oddinary Studios
© Oddinary Studios

Dande-lier – a pavilion designed for the Marina Bay waterfront promenade in Singapore uses PVC pipes and translucent umbrellas to form a reciprocal dome – reimagining everyday items as architectural components. The result is an ethereal shelter, referential of the commonly seen umbrella in Singapore and resembling a dandelion from afar. At night the project becomes a chandelier, lit up in an array of colors.

© Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios + 14

Cardboard Pavilion "Get High Without Drugs" Wins FAB FEST Prize

16:00 - 21 October, 2017

Quirky, innovative and visceral, Get High without Drugs was awarded first place in the fabrication category at this year’s International FAB FEST* in London.

Mollusk-like and mysterious from the outside, the form of the pavilion emerges from the combination of a zonohedron and a dome. Seventy-two hexagonal surfaces were formulated into fold-able nets that could then be digitally fabricated from flat-sheets and assembled into load-bearing modules. A puzzle-like routine drove the assembly of the modules into the pavilion’s dome-like form.

© GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS © GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS © GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS Modelo impreso en 3D. Image © GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS + 22

This Pavillion Lives and Dies Through Its Sustainable Agenda

08:00 - 30 August, 2017
This Pavillion Lives and Dies Through Its Sustainable Agenda, © Krishna & Govind Raja
© Krishna & Govind Raja

Are the concrete buildings we build actually a sign of architectural progress? Defunct housing projects abandoned shopping malls, and short-sighted urban projects are more often than not doomed to a lifetime of emptiness after they have served their purpose. Their concrete remains and transforms into a lingering reminder of what was once a symbol of modern ambition. Stadiums and their legacies, in particular, come under high scrutiny of how their giant structures get used after the games are over, with few Olympic stadiums making successful transitions into everyday life. With a new approach to sustainability, the Shell Mycelium pavilion is part of a manifesto towards a more critical take on building. Say the designers on their position: “We criticize these unconscious political choices, with living buildings, that arise from nature and return to nature, as though they never existed.”

The Shell Mycelium Pavillion is a collaboration between BEETLES 3.3 and Yassin Areddia Designs and offers an alternative to conscious design through temporary structures. Located at the MAP Project space at the Dutch Warehouse, the pavillion formed part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 Collateral in India.

More Than 2,000 Unique Robotically Manufactured Bricks Generate Variable Walls in This Pavilion

04:00 - 30 August, 2017
More Than 2,000 Unique Robotically Manufactured Bricks Generate Variable Walls in This Pavilion, © Christian J. Lange
© Christian J. Lange

Developed by researchers and students from the Faculty of Architecture at HKU and supported by Sino Group, the 'Ceramic Constellation Pavilion' is built on a wooden structure that supports a series of "walls" formed by about 2,000 clay bricks. Each of these individual components is unique and has been manufactured using robotic technology and 3D printing, allowing to generate different types of transparency and opacity in their different faces.

© Christian J. Lange © Christian J. Lange © Christian J. Lange © Christian J. Lange + 32

Could This Micro Dwelling in Disguise Help Solve the Housing Crisis?

08:00 - 14 August, 2017
Could This Micro Dwelling in Disguise Help Solve the Housing Crisis?, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

London’s first Antepavillion officially opened to the public last weekend, kicking off an annual series of experimental structures set to explore alternative ways of living in the city. Designed and built by emerging studio PUP Architects, the proposal beat out 128 other entries as the winner of a competition held by the Architecture Foundation. Calling for proposals that engaged with issues of sustainability and recycling, PUP's design, dubbed H-VAC is built using prefab elements made in-house by a team of volunteers. The pavilion's tongue-in-cheek appearance resembling an air duct is a playful subversion of planning legislation, exploiting loopholes for mechanical rooftop equipment to be built without planning permission.

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 43

Bamboo Showcases its Flexibility in Hyperbolic Pavillion

12:00 - 18 June, 2017
Bamboo Showcases its Flexibility in Hyperbolic Pavillion, Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

A team of architects from Florence, Italy have won CAMBOO’s bamboo design competition showcasing the material for its strong and sustainable construction qualities. Held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the CAMBOO festival sought to find an innovative design for a landmark pavilion as a centerpiece during the event. Architects Roberto Bologna, Fernando Barth, Chiara Moretti and Denny Pagliai beat out 125 entries with their winning “Hyperbamboo” pavilion, which was chosen for its “intelligent and well thought out use of bamboo as a construction material.”

© Lucas Veuve Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International + 20

Continuity of Structure Defines this Timber Canopy in Chile

16:00 - 21 May, 2017
Continuity of Structure Defines this Timber Canopy in Chile , © Tomás Weisser
© Tomás Weisser

Set in a valley located 45 minutes west of Santiago de Chile, an elementary timber shed by Josep Ferrando and Diego Baloian seeks to unhinge the division between vertical and horizontal architectural elements. The scheme is the result of a private commission to build a wooden shed on a family-owned plot in the town of Curacaví, halfway between the Chilean capital and the coastal town of Valparaíso.

Drawing heavy inspiration from vernacular canopies which historically dotted the landscape of rural Chile, the scheme seeks to create a central family meeting point amongst a vast 2 hectare plot.

© Christian Nawrath © Diego Baloian © Tomás Weisser © Tomás Weisser + 34

Runaway – A Temporary Splash of Color for the Santa Barbara Waterfront

08:00 - 15 May, 2017
Runaway – A Temporary Splash of Color for the Santa Barbara Waterfront, Courtesy of SPORTS
Courtesy of SPORTS

A vibrant pavilion has arrived to grace the boardwalks of California’s Santa Barbara waterfront. The pavilion entitled Runaway has been designed by SPORTS, an architecture and design collaboration of Greg Corso and Molly Hunker, recently selected as one of the Architectural League of New York’s emerging young practices for 2017. Blending a bright, colorful character with functional modernity, Runaway was installed on the Waterfront of Santa Barbara in March 2017, one of several locations the pavilion will travel to throughout the year.

Courtesy of SPORTS Courtesy of SPORTS Courtesy of SPORTS Courtesy of SPORTS + 33

Blossom Pavilion / Atelier Deshaus

19:00 - 28 July, 2016
Blossom Pavilion / Atelier Deshaus, © Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi
© Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi

© Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi © Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi © Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi © Chen Hao - Zhou Dingqi + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    No.570 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Liu Yichun, Wang Longhai, Ding Jieru
  • Area

    96.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Romania Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

12:30 - 30 November, 2009

The concept design competition for the Romania Pavilion, “Exchange of Ideas”, was won by SC M&C Strategy Development who designed Greenopolis, “The green mega polis”. Name of the pavilion is term with universal meaning, metamorphosed in a fruit, the apple, which means health, knowledge, freshness, temptation, eternity. The surrounding Greenopolis landscape recreates principal elements of the nature (the lawn from the hills, rivers, grass).

The apple is divided in two parts: the main body from which is detached a slice, the secondary body. The inside architectural design has generous and multifunctional spaces, disposed on 5 floors and the access in Greenopolis follows a natural line which allows visiting all the modules without passing over any zone. Seen at Big Creative Industries. More images after the break.

Finland Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

12:30 - 13 November, 2009

The Finnish pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010 is called “Kirnu” (“Giant’s Kettle”). Designed by a team from Helsinki-based architect’s office JKMM, Kirnu won first prize among 104 entries in the design competition, which was announced in May 2008.

The results were made public in October 2008 in Helsinki. The planning started immediately, and construction began in April 2009, with the pavilion due to be completed in December 2009. The head designer of the pavilion is architect Teemu Kurkela. Below is a description of the Kirnu concept as seen by the architect.

More images, video and architect’s description after the break.

Nepal Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

12:30 - 24 October, 2009

The foundation of the Nepal Pavilion was completed this week. With the theme “Tales of Kathmandu City,” the pavilion will capture important historic moments of the city. The pavilion will put on display the luster of Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal and an architectural, artistic and cultural center that has developed over 2,000 years.

The theme touches upon the soul of a city by exploring its past and future. Another highlight of the pavilion will be Nepal’s efforts in environmental protection and developing renewable energies. The pavilion is in the form of an ancient Buddhist temple in Kathmandu, surrounded by traditional Nepalese houses.

A car or motorcycle rally will run from Lumbini to the Expo site. The rally will bring the “eternal flame of peace” to Shanghai from Nepal. More images after the break.

Israel Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

12:30 - 7 October, 2009

The pavilion consists of three areas — Whispering Garden, Hall of Light and Hall of Innovations. The Whispering Garden is a green orchard that greets visitors as they enter the building. Some facilities will be installed to make the trees begin to “whisper” in both English and Chinese when visitors walk close to them, Haim Z. Dotan, chief designer of the pavilion, told Shanghai Daily.

The hall of Light includes a 15-meter high screen. It will display films highlighting the country’s innovations and technological achievements.

The Hall of Innovation is the centerpiece of the Israel Pavilion. A special audio-visual show will allow visitors to talk with Israeli children, scientists, doctors and inventors via hundreds of screens. These Israelis will introduce themselves and share their hopes for a better future. Israel allocated about US$6 million for its participation at Expo 2010, which includes the cost of its pavilion and other activities. It is the first time Israel has committed to building a national pavilion at a World Expo. Images and video after the break.

Pakistan Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo

12:53 - 21 September, 2009

The Pakistan Pavillion will be a replica of the Lahorte Fort, an iconic symbol of the city of Lahorte. The fort dates back to the year 1025 AD and is the cultural capital of modern-day Pakistan.

The 2,000 square meter pavillion is themed “harmony in diversity”, and will show various aspects of the best of Pakistan’s cities, merged into one showcase of tradition, culture, modernity and history.

In the pavilion, visitors will be able to experience the life of a typical Pakistani citizen through detailed visual and multimedia presentations. More images, after the break.

Roof garden pavilion / Hoogte Twee Architecten

18:00 - 5 September, 2009

Architects: Hoogte Twee Architecten – Arnhem Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Client: GB family Project team: Peter Groot, Martin-Paul Neys Contractor: Kuijpers Bouw Heteren bv. Structural Engineer: Krekon bv Project year: 2004-2005 Photographs: Hoogte Twee Architecten