Today, Emergency Exit, the Polish Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, had its opening reception, and we're happy to share images and a description of this fascinating installation. The exhibition will be open to the public starting this Sunday, August 29, until November 21. ‘A neon Emergency Exit sign hangs on the facade of the Polish Pavilion. Inside, a surreal..
An exhibition featuring a giant pixelated cloud made of suspended cardboard boxes designed by architects Fantastic Norway has opened at the Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in Oslo, Norway. The installation consists of over 3000 cardboard boxes and divides the large exhibition space into smaller areas. Work by young Norwegian designers is exhibited both inside and outside the boxes. The..
Tribe Studio Architects designed this temporary restaurant for last year’s Eat Green Design festival in Sydney, Australia. This project explores the conversion of a vast museum space into a pop-up restaurant. 40 guests are seated at one linear table, where they are served and lectured on all things sustainable. The intention of the design is to engage in the sustainability dialogue whilst creati..
Based on the idea of Mirage, described at the wikipedia as a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky, the team that designed the Croatian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale decided to create a floating pavilion to present arts and architecture of Croatia at the Venice Biennale. Based on the idea of Mirage, descr..
ParedesPino Architects have completed the Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas (CAAC) project in Cordoba, Spain. Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in con..
Architectural filmmakers Spirit of Space have sent us this video of a pavilion situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, designed by US architects Studio Gang. The movie shows the construction of the bent-wood lattice structure, the installation of fibreglass shells to the top of the pavilion providing shelter and its various uses throughout day and night. Studio Gang Architects also designed the ..
This stepped cardboard installation was designed and built by Berlin University of Arts students to display their own work and meandered around a gallery at their summer show. The UdK Bookshop was made from six hundred corrugated-cardboard panels that were cut, folded and glued to create a lattice structure strong enough for sitting on. The installation was bent into sweeping curves and could be..
Architect: Miguel Arruda Location: Olives Garden, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal Collaborator: Pedro Pereira Structure: Afaconsult Lighting: Donker by LGT Project Year: 2010 Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra With «Habitable Sculpture» architect Miguel Arruda transports a formal memory of one of his early sculptures from the 60s to the present day and gives it the scale and spatial exper..
Sjölander da Cruz Architects of Birmingham have completed this shelter at a park on a former wasteland in Amington, UK. Designed as a meeting place for young people in the area, the structure was developed in a series of workshops with residents. Here are some more details from the architects: Sjölander da Cruz Architects have recently completed a dynamic shelter for the young people of Amington..
Parador-Mirador en Pinohuacho. Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de Talca. OBRA DE TITULO Alumno: Rodrigo Sheward Año: 2006 Proceso de diseño: marzo - septiembre Proceso de construcción: septiembre - diciembre Fecha de entrega de la obra: 19 de diciembre Staff de profesores: Juan Pablo Corvalán, Kenneth Gleiser, Andrés Maragaño, Fernando Montoya, Mauricio Ramírez, Carolina Reyes, Juan Román, ..
Based in Berlin, Plastique Fantastique experiments with public architectural works to create unique spatial experiences right in the middle of a city. These giant plastic bubble installations which take on different shapes in different cities, immediately snatch people’s attention and create a temporary focal point in the city centers. he bubble not only modifies the subject’s appearance, but al..
Cultural Stage The Port of Amsterdam commissioned Roos Burger & Yvon Yzermans, two collaborating art historians, to develop a cultural facility in Houthavens West. The Port wants to improve the attractiveness of the area to the public by realizing a cultural meeting place in the transforming area between city and port. The idea of NL Architects is to construct a flexible ‘base’ that can facilita..