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Garden of Communities Pavilion / Hello Wood

June 8, 2023 Hadir Al Koshta 0

The architectural firm, Hello Wood – known for its unique cabin houses and builder festivals – has again designed a spectacular public installation. Placed in the center of the Factory’ard in Veszprém, the Garden of Communities is an artwork that celebrates the rich culture of the Veszprém-Balaton region. The pavilion is a symbolic monument to the cooperation of the 116 municipalities participating in the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program. It is not the first time that Hello Wood has created a public work that represents an important cause: the most iconic was the Christmas tree-shaped Sledge Trees that temporarily appeared in several European cities before being disassembled and the sleds donated.

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Selenite Dreams Installation / BUREAU

May 31, 2023 Valeria Silva 0

Plaster, the extracted form of gypsum, essentially composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, appears as a good figuration of the BUREAU’s general attitude towards architecture. If we were to define ourselves as minor architects, following Jill Stoner’s book «Towards a minor architecture», working with what is considered a minor material seems quite d’à-propos. It is one that has been utilized to prefigure and anticipate masterpieces in the numerous “galéries des plâtres” around the world, fabricating figurative positive molds of definite sculptures, forever “graved in stone”. The plaster seems more malleable, elastic, and fragile.

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3dpod Pavilion / Obayashi

May 28, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

3D-printed, earthquake-proof building completed in Tokyo: 3dpod. Obayashi, one of the largest general contractors in Japan, founded in 1892, has completed “3dpod”, the first 3D-printed and earthquake-proof building in the country to receive ministerial certification and a building permit. The demonstration facility, open to the public, was built to evaluate the durability, structural, and environmental performance of 3d-printing, and to foster further its technological development. Architectural 3D printing is particularly challenging in earthquake-prone Japan, and, due to building regulation restrictions, it has so far been employed only in civil engineering and non-habitable, small structures. The main goal of the project was to meet the strict local requirements without relying on conventional reinforcement. 

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Symbiotic Urban Furniture Project / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

May 5, 2023 Collin Chen 0

City of “Protrusions” – Diverse spaces and versatile components make up the experience of daily life in a freely growing city. People can make use of the opportunities offered in contemporary society without constraint. They can unleash their imagination on these “protrusions” into the urban fabric. It allows new and unique possibilities to happen. Creative people can use these “protrusions” to make spaces that are no longer dedicated to a single purpose, but multifunctional spaces with temporary activities instead. In that moment, the sense, of life and home, is created.

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Beyond the Surface Installation / OMA

April 19, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

For its second participation at the Milan Design Week, SolidNature commissioned OMA to design an installation that explores the journey of natural stone from its geological formation to the finished product.

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Tea House Pavilion / Grau Architects

March 29, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

The pavilion invites people to a close experience with nature, focusing visitors’ attention on the water reservoir – views, sounds, and movements. It forces a person to stop, to slow down thanks to the endless view into the treetops, the defined view of the boundless calm water surface, and the gentle closure from the surrounding bustle of everyday life.

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Beehive Pavilion / OCA (Office for Collective Architecture)

March 20, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

SoLa Impact’s mission to preserve, refresh, and create high-quality affordable housing has revitalized Black and Brown communities throughout Los Angeles. Since 2015, SoLa has acquired 1,500 units and is currently developing, constructing, and rehabbing another 1,300 new units in the greater Los Angeles area. SoLa Impact currently owns and manages 200+ buildings across its three real estate funds.

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Islamic Arts Biennale / OMA

January 26, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

The first edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale brings together a mix of ancient artefacts and contemporary artworks, displayed over 120,000 square meters of exhibition spaces, taking over the SOM-designed Western Hajj Terminal.

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Ways To Go Back Home Installation / Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo

January 10, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

In a landscape designed by tall and voluminous treetops, a path winds through the ground. In one of its curves, 14 wooden props lightly structure a simple support, supporting an even lighter coverage. Supporting themselves in the form of a tripod, these props design two porticos, on which steel cables are tensioned – balanced by the visible weight of 4 concrete pieces.

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Ephemeral pavilion LR3 Experience / NeuronaLab + Ruben Casquero

December 27, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The project emerged from the desire to present the new collection of the fashion brand LR3, merging virtual and digital reality with the physical one. The approach consists of creating an ephemeral space located inside the pavilion of Nuestra Señora del Carme, in the modernist complex of Sant Pau, designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner. The access to the pavilion is from the north side of the old hospital, and naked, pixelated avatars serve as a lure to the experience.