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The Radius Transformation Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Radius Transformation Pavilion is an experimental, interactive, public architecture, which explores new ways in which to manipulate the shape of a large structure, in order to accommodate the changing needs and/or desires of those who encounter it.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Radius Transformation Pavilion
  • Status: Unbuilt

Pavilions in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

In the last two decades, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China has transformed itself from an ancient canal town to a modern industrial city. The west edge of its built-up area is reaching Lake Yangcheng. As the only public space on the lake shore, a park has been constructed. Three pavilions (Buildings B,C,D) were planned in the east area of the park.

Northeast view of the building, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Pavilions
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2010
  • Building Area: 160 square meters
  • Client: Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing, Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao, Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

Wash/Pack Pavilion in Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A spring 2012 graduate architecture studio focused on the design and development of a “Wash/Pack Pavilion” for the campus’ Sustainable Student Farm.  The farm was initiated in 2009 to promote alternative growing practices and sustainable agriculture research. The project continues as a research endeavor.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Wash/Pack Pavilion
  • Location: Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Project: 2012
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Research Assitants: Jordan Buckner, William Burdell, Meagan Calnon, David Emmons, Charles Huss, Daniel Jeuk, Ethan Rattray, Fadi Salem

Food and Agriculture Pavilion in California by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This pavilion proposal was created as a tourist attraction for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Its design is intended to sustainably celebrate the great diversity, and the future of food production in the state of California.

The shape of the large concrete structure was based on a contour map of a California hill. Various food crops are planted in raised troughs that follow the contours of the perimeter of the hill. These plants are continually changed out in order to display the wide variety of crops actually grown on farms in California.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Food and Agriculture Pavilion
  • Location: California, U.S.A


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: PRISM DESIGN 

At the beginning this annex building of public passage which necessary to lead to the main building. The main buildings concept came from Japanese culture.

So that’s why we use bamboo image for this space.

It is like typical Japanese architectures passage.

Image Courtesy © PRISM DESIGN

  • Location: Jiangsu, China
  • Category: Public passage, Installation
  • Total floor area: 210 square meters ( 37 square meters storage , 35 meters toilet), 20 m main corridor part, width 1.8 m, 3 m height
  • Design period: Des.2013 – Apr.2013
  • Construction period: Jan.2014 – Des.2013
  • Construction: Suzhou Hezhan Design & Construction Co,.Ltd

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion in Beijing, China by OPEN Architecture

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: OPEN Architecture

As a unique Chinese architectural typology in recent years, sales pavilion reflects rather interesting phenomena. A sales pavilion will surely be built before the sales of almost every housing project in China. Extravaganzas as these pavilion buildings often are, in terms of form and décor, they normally bare almost no relationship to the actual housing marketed and sold inside. This building typology has been a beloved experimental field for elite architects practicing in China, offering much design and budget freedom that most other types of buildings do not enjoy. However, temporary buildings as they were born to be, these costly pavilions are often demolished shortly after the sales were completed, and in some lucky cases, converted to other functions.

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Project: OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Su Shengliang
  • Design Year: 2013
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: VANKE Beijing
  • Program: Reception, Exhibition Space, Playroom, Lounge, Bar, Office
  • Building Area: 1115 m²
  • Site Area: 6670 m²
  • Principals in Charge: Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Project Team: Liu Xiujuan, Qiao Shawei, Laurence Chan, Daijiro Nakayama, Zhao Yao, Zhai Dongyuan, Jia Han, David Dominguez
  • Local Design Institute: CABR Technology Co., Ltd
  • General Contractor: Beijing ShengShiWei Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • Interior Construction: Beijing ShangRui Decoration Design Co., Ltd

Tent Pile in Miami by formlessfinder

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: formlessfinder 

Formlessfinder’s Tent Pile brings an intensely architectural intervention to Design Miami/, inventing a new building typology to provide shade, seating, cool air, and a space to play for the city’s public. The design practice, co-founded by Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi in 2010, approaches new projects with an interest in the specifics of geography — closely examining the spatial, social, and physical conditions of the location with which their structure will interact. They prioritize the use of available materials, committing to deploy them in ways that allow for reuse, an approach that produces what they refer to as “an architecture that can go from nothing to something and back again.

Image Courtesy © James Harris

  • Architects: formlessfinder
  • Project: Tent Pile
  • Location: Miami, U.S.A
  • Photography: formlessfinder, James Harris, Dave Pinter, Roberto Tovar
  • Designers In Charge: Garrett Ricciardi & Julian Rose
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates / Nat Oppenheimer & Ben Rosenberg
  • Aluminum Fabrication: Neal Feay Company, Alex Rasmussen
  • Environmental Engineering Consultation: Mahadev Raman & Patrick Regan
  • Special Project Support: ALCOA
  • Area: 2900.0 ft2
  • Year: 2013

United Arab Emirates pavilion in Milan, Italy by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Designs have been revealed for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: United Arab Emirates pavilion
  • Location: Milan, Italy

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavillion in Hjerkinn, Norway by Snøhetta Oslo AS

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Article source: Snøhetta Oslo AS

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is located at Hjerkinn on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, overlooking the Snøhetta mountain massif.

The 90m2 building is open to the public and serves as an observation pavilion for the Wild Reindeer Foundation educational programmes. A 1,5km nature path brings visitors to the spectacular site, 1220 meters above sea level.

Image Courtesy © Ketil jacobsen

  • Architects: Snøhetta Oslo AS
  • Project: Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavillion
  • Location: Hjerkinn, Norway
  • Photography: Ketil jacobsen,, Sn+hetta
  • Building compleeted: June 2011
  • Client: Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre
  • Landscape Architect:  Snøhetta Oslo AS
  • Interior Architect: Snøhetta Oslo AS
  • Design Team leader: Knut Bjørgum landscape architect
  • Snøhetta Team: Kjetil T. Thorsen (Partner in charge, Principal architect), Erik Brett Jacobsen,Margit Tidemand Ruud, Rune Grasdal, Martin Brunner (Architects) Heidi Pettersvold.(Interior Architect)
  • Structural engrineer:    Dr.Techn. Kristoffer Apeland AS, Trond Gundersen
  • Floor area: 90m2/900sf
  • Cost: 4,0 mill. NOK (Total construction cost pavillion)
  • Main contractor: Prebygg AS

Gjennomsikten in Porsgrunn, Norway by KOLLABORATORIET

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013


The pavilion, made entirely of timber, has been given the name “Gjennomsikten” (“to see through”) due to its transparent character. The varying dimensions of the materials and the viewers position creates varying degrees of transparency and experience of mass. Standing 5 meters tall with the viewing platform giving an overview of the river: allowing one to see both up towards Skien and down towards Porsgrunn. Inside there is a smaller interior space offering a view of the river drifting past and the public beach across the once polluted Porsgrunn’s-river.

Image Courtesy © Feileacán McCormick

  • Architects: KOLLABORATORIET (Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal, Jørund Bjørlykke and Sindre Wam)
  • Project: Gjennomsikten
  • Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Photography: Feileacán McCormick, Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal
  • Year: 2013
  • Area: 24 sqm
  • Client and collaborators: Grenland Friteater, Teater Ibsen and Feste Landskap
  • Main sponsor: Norsk Tre
  • Other sponsors: Porsgrunn Municipality, Skien Municipality, Telemark Municipality, Norwegian Arts Council, Framtidens byer, Bratsberg Eiendom, Telebryggen, Grep, Sparebank 1 Telemark, Norsk Jernbanedrift og Herøya Næringspark
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
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