The intervention proposed at the Community Center Serra Dourada stablishes a very respectful relationship with the original elements of the ranch, giving it a unique character to this place. The new buildings were conceived to minimize the interventions on the topography and to preserve the maximum of the original vegetation.
The Bamboo Tea Pavilion is located southwest of the city of Lishu in the province of Zhejiang. Songyang is under the “Protection and Development of Traditional Chinese Villages”, the villages are created from the varying slopes of the mountain. Damushan Tea is an important tourist attraction in Songyang. The ancient tea garden is surrounded by mountains and planting of the tea trees form elegant lines within the mist of the mountains, creating a lightweight and poetic beauty. The main concept of the pavilion is developed from the “lightness” of the environment.
It is an installation made with cardboard tubes with a metallic appearance atop a mosaic made of 96,000 wooden pieces.
During the Fallas festival in Valencia held every year the ultimate goal of these installations is to be burned to celebrate the arrival of spring. In this context we built a structure entirely of cardboard and wood joints. The purpose was to investigate to what extent we could carry up this type of structure, and also to place in a traditional context a contemporary image to provoke the debate between tradition and modernity.
This project is a self-build pavilion on campus. Responding to the light, it shows unique morphing between different geometries. One is the fern, biological swirl form, and the other is the roof, architectural triangular form. These traditional design motifs seamlessly merge into a livable architecture by using today’s electronic technologies.
Archaeologies of Green, the pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Expo Milano 2015 is a poetic interpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of the country, which stems from the ancient civilization of Dilmun.
The hive becomes an integrative component of the current master plan “Ipogea”, developed by the city of AL Ain. The study proposes trees rendering the area a more attractive natural setting. Additionally we designed a pavilion which runs parallel to the highway limiting the spread of the urban encroachment. This pavilion becomes a venue for future exhibitions in a “nature-oriented” atmosphere. The pavilion is an hexagonal structure composed of aluminum ribs. The design takes its inspiration from the shape of oases and beehives functioning as micro cities within the pavilion. Each hex consists of a carbon structure covered with a Kevlar fiber (woven with geometric patterns) and a protective insulation layer. We keep the environment cool by a piping system designed to cool both the interior and exterior with fine-mist water spray. To contribute to the interior comfort, the floor is suspended and ventilated. The structure is extremely light and designed to be easily mounted; each hex is autonomous from a structural point of view and is removable since it is bolted to the lightweight platform that supports it
Architecture in motion, transforming and changing area, iridescent skeleton and leather, freehand tattoo. It is “Reptile”, a mobile exhibition pavilion project designed by Rabatanalab an Italian architecture office and by Gakkin a Japanese artist. It is a bending opera whose changing shape adapts to the suggestive features of the place it is exhibited.
The Solar Rain Funneling Pavilion is a proposal for a large public art gathering place installation that would make electricity from the sun, collect rainwater, and clean the air for the community in which it is built. The entire structure would be made of photocatalytic concrete, which can neutralize pollution in the air turning harmful smog into harmless compounds that can be washed away. The upper portion of the pavilion is formed into a gigantic funnel that collects rainwater, and directs it into a large cone shaped storage reservoir at the base.