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Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, Texas by Mell Lawrence Architects

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Mell Lawrence Architects 

Commissioned by the Dallas Parks Department, this new shade structure  bridges the gap between two groups of trees at a natural gathering place in the park.  The composition of steel components abstract and mimic the surrounding trees to  produce similar dappled shade.

Image Courtesy © Mell Lawrence Architects

  • Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Project: Cotillion Pavilion
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Office Project Team: Mell Lawrence, AIA, Elizabeth Baird
  • Structural Design: Architectural Engineers Collaborative, Chuck Naeve, Rik Haden
  • Contractor: RoeschCo Construction
  • Landscape: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks, sketchup, Kerkythea, photoshop

Qatar’s Pavilion – Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

1. Introduction

The Pavilion for the EXPO 2015 represents a great opportunity to show the interest and the charm of the country of Qatar to all over the world. Millions of visitors will go to Milan to see the EXPO 2015 and will learn the culture of Qatar in the exhibition space in the new Pavillion.

The Milan Expo 2015 is about “Feeding the Planet”, that means about food culture all over the world and how all the countries developed their food tradition and experience.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Qatar’s Pavilion – Expo 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Program: pavilion for exhibition
  • Client: Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade
  • Competition time:  july 2013 – September 2013
  • Project: Andrea Maffei
  • Design team: Alessandra De Stefani, Stefano Bergagna, Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
  • Contractor: Grassi & Crespi Impresa di Costruzioni
  • Security coordination: Grassi & Crespi Impresa di Costruzioni


Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: NICHETTO&PARTNERS S.A.S.

If one had to describe the relationship between Venetian designer Luca Nichetto and the Tales enterprise in only one word, it would be “emotion.” What brought these two lovers of design together is nothing short of a cocktail of right timing, trust, a twist of luck, and the mutual notion that emotion is at the core of design.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

  • Architects: NICHETTO&PARTNERS S.A.S.
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Glass Pavilion in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


A new sculptural glass pavilion is the key element for the makeover of this 1970’s office tower, which includes the lobby, retail space and the exterior facade. The dynamic and transparent form provides a dramatic entrance that is intended to transform the perception of the entire building. It creates a highly visible identity and has become a recognizable landmark within the business district. As well as the new pavilion, the project includes stone cladding to the exterior, a new lobby and additional retail space.

Image Courtesy © Mark Dziewulski Architect

  • Project: Glass Pavilion
  • Location: 450 Sansome StreetSan Francisco, California
  • Glass Pavilion: 16 story office tower, 129,000 sq. ft (12,000m2)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion in Orleans, France by Achim Menges Architect

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Achim Menges Architect

Meteorosensitive Architecture

Climate-responsiveness in architecture is typically conceived as a technical function enabled by myriad mechanical and electronic sensing, actuating and regulating devices. In contrast to this superimposition of high-tech equipment on otherwise inert material, nature suggests a fundamentally different, no-tech strategy: In various biological systems the responsive capacity is quite literally ingrained in the material itself.

Image Courtesy © ICD University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: Achim Menges ArchitectOliver David Krieg & Steffen Reichert
  • Project: HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion
  • Location: Orleans, France
  • Photography: ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Project Team: Achim Menges Architect, Frankfurt, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov, (Project Development, Design Development)
  • Institute for Computational Design: University of Stuttgart, Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (Scientific Development, Detail Development, Robotic Fabrication, Assembly)
  • Project Funding: FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Kiess GmbH, Cirp GmbH, Holzhandlung Wider GmbH
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper for design, and RoboLab and Kuka KRC2 for fabrication

DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain by Carlo Ratti Associati

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati

Designed for the Zaragoza Expo 2008, the DWP is not a project meant, like many others, to seduce the visitor by the sheer power of its architectural form. Its geometry could hardly be simpler: a rectangular shape in which two boxes are respectively devoted to an information point and a tourist centre. The challenge was to use water – the theme of Expo 2008 – as an architectural element.

Image Courtesy © Claudio Bonicco

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Claudio Bonicco, Max Tomasinelli, Ramak Fazel, Walter Nicolino, Guy Hoffman, Matteo Lai.
  • Client: City of Zaragoza and Expoagua Zaragoza 2008
  • Design team: carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carloratti, preliminary design with Claudio Bonicco, executive design with Matteo Lai
  • Consultants: MIT Media Laboratory, Smart Cities Group (William J. Mitchell, Director), Boston – interactive water wall concept, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, CDD Group (Dennis Frenchman, Director), Boston – masterplan Milla Digital, MIT SENSEable City Lab (Carlo Ratti, Director), Boston – masterplan Expo Gateway, Arup, Madrid and London – engineering, Agence Ter, Parigi – landscape architecture, Studio FM, Milano – graphic design, Typsa, Madrid – site supervision, Lumiartecnia Internacional – water engineering, Siemens, Madrid – lead contractor

BES pavilion in Ha Tinh, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: H&P Architects

BES pavilion is a service space for an open community, focusing on the aspects of art and culture. Located in the central Ha Tinh city, BES (Bamboo + Earth + Stone) is set up from local materials and traditional building methods which based on the idea of centralizing the users.

The building’s users will have a great chance to approach and to be educated from the functions and effects of the building toward the nature and local community.The best way to learn is to do it! Joining in the building process to create their own specific space is an effective practicing condition. The solutions of the pavilion’s design themselves become some useful lesions: Aerodynamics (ventilation), Physics (light diffusion), Biology (photosynthesis, planting)…Those will help to direct the users’ behaviors in the future – for a greener living environment.

Image Courtesy © Tran Tuan Trung

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: BES pavilion
  • Location: Ha Tinh, Vietnam
  • Photography: Tran Tuan Trung, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh
  • Contractor: HPA Viet nam jsc
  • Total Floor Area: 123 sqm
  • Area: 18m x 13m
  • Completion date: Aug. 2013

Destination 1 in BALTIMORE, Maryland by Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

Baltimore – Students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning have been invited for the third straight year to participate and exhibit an environmental installation for Artscape. The project, titled Destination 1 is a music pavilion and DJ dome inspired by the visionary ideas of Buckminster Fuller. A forefather of the modern sustainability movement, Fuller sought ways to help humanity better understand the inherent connections of Earth’s living systems that bind us all together. Melding with Artscape’s 2013 theme “No Passport Required,” Destination 1 seeks to celebrate the oneness of the human race regardless of nationality, ethnic, geographic, cultural or financial boundaries. Working with reclaimed / re‐purposed materials, Destination 1 seeks to deconstruct those boundaries. Thus, by promoting a global “oneness” and encouraging visitors to think holistically about our planet, we can encourage all to be better stewards of the planet we share, our “Spaceship Earth.”

Image Courtesy © Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

River Heights Pavilion in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China by People’s Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

The River Heights Pavilion is situated on the outskirts of Taiyuan along the edge of its famous Fen River. As the capital of Shanxi province, Taiyuan is an example of a second tier Chinese city developing at break neck speed. The River Heights Pavilion is built on a typical blank slate site, yet counters the trend of low density housing developments. It is an urban project located in the middle of suburbia.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office


Thursday, July 25th, 2013


Now since 2011, we implemented the realization Pavilion FAV. This flag allows the public reception and dissemination of information about the festival. It is also the starting point the course of the festival, a meeting place and discussion all visitors. Taking place strategically in the heart of the city, for 8th edition of FAV two pavilions have been completed.

Image Courtesy © Paul Kozlowski

  • Project: LE PAVILLON DU FAV 2013
  • Location: LA GRANDE MOTTE, France
  • Photography: Paul Kozlowski
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