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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

Design

  • 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

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

THE TALES PAVILION STORY in Beijing, China by NICHETTO&PARTNERS S.A.S.

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.
  • Project: THE TALES PAVILION STORY
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Glass Pavilion in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

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

  • Architects: 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
  • Project: DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008
  • 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
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