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Vagón del Saber – Litoral in Itinerant, Ecuador by Al bordE architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Al bordE architects

All those years of hauling have left it deformed. Even though it’s missing a bogie and has been derailed, when you saw it you could not help but feel respect. Not like what we see now … they don’t make them like they used to.” This is how Nelson, the train driver, describes boxcar 1513.

Image Courtesy © Cyril Nottelet

  • Architects: Al bordE architects
  • Project: Vagón del Saber – Litoral
  • Location: Itinerant, Ecuador
  • Photography: Al bordE architects, Cyril Nottelet
  • Project Manager: Jorge Noreña
  • Cliente: Culture & Heritage Ministry, Ecuador
  • Industrial Design: Juan Subia
  • Textile Cover: AAMAXIMA, Ing. Hernan Arias + Ing. Marcelo Pazmiño
  • Construction: Juan Carlos Castillo
  • Infographics: Rolando González
  • Design: 2012
  • Construction: 2012
  • Area: 36 m2

The craftsmanship of a retail pavilion in Haarlem, The Netherlands by Powerhouse Company

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: Powerhouse Company

At the train station of Haarlem, The Netherlands, underneath the historical roofed gallery, Powerhouse Company designed two retail pavilions, one for Starbucks and one for Broodzaak, a Dutch chain for take-away sandwiches, coffee and snacks. With the arrival of the pavilions the site retrieves its original function as an area for meeting and waiting.

Image Courtesy © Christian van der Kooy.

Vaulted Cork Pavillion in Porto, Portugal by Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira + Emmanuel Novo

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: Joao Morgado

The Vaulted Cork Pavillion was built for Amorim Isolamentos Lda., to demonstrate its cork building materials at Concreta 2013, a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira + Emmanuel Novo
  • Project: Vaulted Cork Pavillion
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Coordination: Alexandra Paio and José Pedro Sousa
  • Main material: Cork
  • Sponsor: Amorim Isolamentos Lda

The Wild Beast Pavilion in California by Hodgetts + Fung

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Hodgetts + Fung

Acoustic clarity and precision were governing principals for the design of this recital space and outdoor stage for the Masters Program in music at the California Institute of the Arts. Sited at the gateway to the 1970’s era campus, the project serves a multitude of purposes, for which acoustics, structural design, materials, and symbolic presence were integrated to produce a building which was conceived as a highly tuned instrument for musical performance.

Image Courtesy © Hodgetts + Fung

  • Architects: Hodgetts + Fung
  • Project: The Wild Beast Pavilion
  • Location: California, U.S.A

West Bund Biennial pavilions in Shanghai, China by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art, China, officially opened this week, and it has pavilions designed by Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects. Based on the themes Reflecta and Fabrica, the biennial showcases contemporary architecture, art and theatre. schmidt hammer lassen architects were invited to design pavilions alongside some of China’s most respected architects and selected international architectural practices, including the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Project: West Bund Biennial pavilions
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Local design institute: TJAD, Tongji University
  • Client: Xuhui Development Corporation  


  • The Cloud pavilion 190 m2
  • Support facility pavilions 240 m2


Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Article source: ISRAEL ALBA

More than just a gardening pavilion, what we have truly wanted to build is a home for gardeners. The project, perceived as a unique system of pavilions, enables the repetition and serialisation for providing unity to the image of the woodland facility, mainly dealing with the topography and the interior distribution according to the needs of every district, which are not always the same.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: ISRAEL ALBA
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Project team: Mónica Domínguez (associated architect), Javier Traver, Samir M´hamdi, Zina Petrikova, Ines Steuber
  • Area: 160 m²
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Madrid
  • Construction company: RODESI, S.L., MK2

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada


Living Tomorrow in Amsterdam, Netherlands by UN Studio

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Article source: UN Studio

The Living Tomorrow pavilion is situated in Amsterdam South-East, where it occupies an exceptional position because of its small-scaled measurements. The layout of the building functions as a basis for the different innovative concepts and technologies adjusted to the recent developments during the next 5 years.

Image Courtesy © UN Studio

  • Architects: UN Studio
  • Project: Living Tomorrow
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program: Showroom pavilion – Demonstration lab (House of the future, event space, auditorium, business department of the future, the future office, lounges)
  • Building area: 4.000 m²
  • Building volume: 45 x 21 x 33 m
  • Client: Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde
  • Gross floor surface: 3.500 m²
  • Volume: 32.000 m³


  • UN Studio: Ben van Berkel with Igor Kebel, Aad Krom, Martin Kuitert, Markus Berger

MoCA Pavilion in Los Angeles by Tom Wiscombe Design

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Design

This inhabitable pavilion is a study of surface-to-volume transformations, where mass is achieved by pushing into a surface like a fist through a rubber sheet. In this case, chunky objects are pushed into exterior skins, creating volumetric effects on the interior. The perimeter edges of the three components of the piece are razor-thin, creating visual tension between the realms of 2D/flat and 3D/massive.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wiscombe Design

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Design
  • Project: MoCA Pavilion
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Curator: Christopher Mount
  • Engineering: Matthew Melnyk, P.E.

ART PORT in Water Mill, NY by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Art Port is a free standing pavilion created for an art dealer as an addition to an existing house. It creates an arrival sequence for the homeowners and their guests. Formed from a single flat roof that rests on two solid volumes, it is separated from the main residence by a bamboo garden.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

A small pavilion “roof and mashrooms” in Kyoto, Japan by SANAA

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: SANAA

A small pavilion on the campus of Kyoto University of Art and Design, born from a collaboration between architect Ryue Nishizawa and design office nendo. The location: a steep hill face covered in luxurious vegetation.

On a clear day, you can almost count the 36 crests of the hills that line Kyoto’s eastern edge. The adjacent area is earmarked for a new grove of Japanese plum trees, and their fragrant early spring blossoms will only add to an already beautiful site. Nishizawa used a single roof to incorporate these elements into the pavilion’s design.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: SANAA
  • Project: A small pavilion “roof and mashrooms”
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Architect:(roof): Ryue Nishizawa
  • Furniture (mushrooms): nendo
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