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Open to the public from 9 June to 29 October is the temporary pavilion of the popular Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. For this summer the commission went to the Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh (Beirut, 1980), who designed a round
In the context of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, focused on Africa, the triangular pavilion of dark wood designed by David Adjaye takes its place just outside the Arsenale. Kwaeε means forest in Twi, a dialect of the Akan language spoken by m
Tadao Ando will be raising MPavilion 2023 in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for this summer. Every year since 2014, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has commissioned an architect to design a structure for a five-month festival, the idea being to late
A pavilion with a passable roof shaped like a ribbon is the most recently completed standout in an ambitious long-term plan to regenerate the waterfront of a harbor city. As a reaction to the topography of the promontory it sits on, a thin plate of c
In a tourist village nestled in the mountains, a new hotel and a complex for exhibitions, conferences, and art galleries are unified by a gossamer canopy woven with natural fibers. Sustained by slender metal profiles, the pergola emerges like the ea
Located high on a hill of the county-administered city of Changhua, this sculptural building of concrete is surrounded by an oval-shaped pond. The project took off from the client’s request for thermal comfort without artificial air conditioning syst
This multipurpose pavilion and outdoor space is located on the grounds of Locust Grove, an 18th-century farmstead, a national historic monument in Louisville (Kentucky). The building is carefully positioned to minimize its visual impact on the landsc
A series of supporting elements formed by neutral infrastructures make up several spaces, both common and individual, which guarantee privacy and gathering for the artists without interfering with their creative process...
The stone-like appearance of the vinyl that shapes the volumes of the installation strikes a contrast with the lightness of its making: the large curtains levitate on a layer of the same crushed material to manifest how it is infinitely recyclable.
The proposal reflects the purpose of creating a space where folklore and contemporary life converge. The huge red canopy recreates a fair atmosphere and includes traditional elements that invite to imagine community stages...
A cylindrical pavilion clad in folded aluminum sheets gives ancillary service to the world’s only theater found on the premises of a fully operating daily market of fresh food produce. Facing the brutalist hangar designed by Hermkes that now includes
Pedro Pitarch's firm designed the communal and lounge zones of the 42nd edition of ARCO, the contemporary art fair held at Madrid's IFEMA trade fair and exhibitions grounds, held this year from 22 to 26 February. For Pitarch, ARCOmadrid is envisioned
Located close to the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago, on Plaza Bulnes, this inflatable structure was the setting of the ceremony that kicked off the 23rd Chile Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, which took place from 14 to 22 January 2023 and ad
The firm OMA designed the scenography for the first edition of the Jeddah Biennale, which is being held within the Western Hajj Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport, a work of Skidmore, Owings & Meriill (SOM) and winner of the 1983 Aga Kh
FITUR, the annual International Tourism Fair held at Madrid’s IFEMA trade exhibition premises, takes place this year from 18 to 22 January. The pavilion designed by Equipo 01 / Jesús San Vicente for Paradores Nacionales is getting the FITUR Best Stan
This project aimed to revitalize Setonaikai National Park's Yashima area, a tourist destination that was popular in the 1970s but had since seen a decline in visitor numbers, owing to which many of the existing constructions were demolished and stric
The Portuguese firm fala – set up in 2013 by Ahmen Belkhodja, Filipe Magalhães, and Ana Luisa Soares – built this transparent guesthouse-studio that takes up the entire width of a narrow garden. Connected to the property's main house by paths of woo
As part of the first TAC! Urban Architecture Festival, this temporary pavilion made of sackcloth rises inside a scaffolding on the Plaza del Humilladero in Granada. P+S estudio de arquitectura (Francisco Javier Parada and Laura R. Salvador) built an
A refined cottage for excursionists helps itself to the local building tradition of solid stonework walls and tiled roofs to blend into a beautiful natural spot in the province of Soria. Clad in panels of black bakelite, a space unfolding around a fi
The Chilean firm headed by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen built this stucture composed of 36 concrete columns and a circular ramp leading to a viewing deck. Named Less, the pavilion has a square plan and the columns are identical, arrange
In Anshi Village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Yibin, this pavilion has an inner courtyard that forms a shape resembling a windmill in motion. Combining elements of local architectural tradition with current cons
The Catalan firm led by Anna Bach and Eugeni Bach was commissioned to design a stand for the EINA University School of Design and Art in the 31st Saló de l’Ensenyament – which promotes vocational training centers and services – at Fira de Barcelona.
The Mallorca firm isla architects (Marta Colón de Carvajal & Juan Palencia de Sarriá) won the bid to build the Basel Pavilion in the inaugural edition of Architekturwoche Basel, held from 9 to 15 May. It is located in the old Dreispitz industrial are
By eating, we digest territories. At the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, due to open on 19 May, visitors to the Spanish Pavilion will have the opportunity to embark on a journey into architectures that feed us, fr
Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh, has been selected to conceive the 22nd Pavilion. Ghotmeh’s Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South in June 2023. This pioneering and prestigious commission, which began in 2000 with Dame Zaha
The artist has built a space for quiet contemplation in homage to his roofer father, but the materials seem too clean-cut and corporate to fit the idea. A tolling church bell has joined the summer sounds of birdsong and tinkling fountains in Kensingt
Fed up perhaps with all the artsy airs that architects sometimes take on, the Serpentine Gallery in London has this year decided to assign its summer pavilion directly to a conceptual artist. Eclectically trained in urban planning and ceramics throug
Inspired by the kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, the Chicago artist’s Black Chapel will host bands, including his own, and also provide ‘a place of quietude’ where even the British weather is welcome. The Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer pavilion will take
The World Expo of 2020 has opened its doors. Already the web is flooded with night views of pavilions silhouetted against the excessive backdrop of Dubai. And proliferating alongside the myriad images are the words of a rhetoric which, while continui
Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ the first major international event ever to be held in the Middle East will until 31 March 2022 exhibit proposals for development that the participating nations have set up on the premises, in the spiri
There are no politics at the Middle East’s first world’s fair. The setting is dramatic. Visitors passing from the harsh midday sun to the dim interior are met with slogans. “We believe that every human is part of the collective conscience,” reads a m
Expo 2020 officially opened in Dubai on 1 October. Like so many other premium celebrations, it is being held a year later than it was supposed to be, delayed by Covid-19. Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ the first major international e
The Expo in Dubai kicked off on 30 September with a ceremony, and welcomes the public from 1 October to 31 March 2022. The event is expected to bring in some 25 million visitors. Video Map
In the ephemeral Glasraum of the Werkbund’s 1927 exhibition in Stuttgart, the dynamic Wrightian space flows between glazed walls that reconcile the expressionist reflections with the transparency of the Sachlichkeit to expose universal truths at the
Chicago artist Theaster Gates has been tapped to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, making him the first non-architect solely commissioned for the prestigious project. A spokesperson for Serpentine Gallery confirmed Gate’s commission for the pavil
“May you live in interesting times”: the curse that has fallen upon us resembles the one that befell Europeans in the 1930s. The 1937 Paris International Exposition was the last major cosmopolitan event held in Europe before the apocalypse, and desp
The installation built by the French architect Aurelien Chen in Rizhao (China) is an abstract recreation of the traditional Chinese landscape. Two hundred perforated and illuminated stainless steel poles interspersed with flat canopies reflect the en
Tributes to artists tend to be post mortem. A case in point is Le Corbusier and his pavilion in Zurich, designed as a Maison de l’Homme in which to display the collection of the gallerist Heidi Weber, but which after opening in 1967, two years after
Le Corbusier, pavilion in Zurich.
The combination of biomimetics, computer design, and robotic construction continues to bear fruit, waiting for the moment that it becomes a more or less feasible model to apply in everyday architecture. This is demonstrated by the two pavilions that
Two words describe the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion this year, built by the Japanese architect Junya Ishigami: picturesque and polemic. It is picturesque because, of all the Serpentine Pavilions raised in London’s Kensington Gardens to date,
Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?
The team formed by Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos) is the winner of the competition for the privilege of building Spain’s pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 2020, to be held in Dubai. The winnin
Since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has been putting up a pavilion on the lawn of Kensington Gardens for the warm months. This temporary structure has become the great summer benchmark of current architecture, biennials aside. At times drawing from con
When he was 18, Diébédo Francis Kéré was awarded a scholarship to be a carpentry apprentice in Germany, but the fact that wood is scarce in his country, Burkina Faso, led him to decide to study something more useful: architecture. Now an internationa
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