Pylonesque combines climatic context and vernacular typologies into a semi-enclosed multi-purpose space for a primary and middle school in the Thai province of Uthai Thani, a region that experiences heavy rain seasons followed by extensive hot dry pe
This set of gardens was designed and built for the 11th Sharjah Biennial, directed by the Japanese curator Yuko Hasegawa. After developing a strategy to urbanize the existing heritage area of Sharjah, the design proposed a set of pavilions that compl
This is final building work of Richard Rogers, initiated before his June 2020 retirement from the firm he founded in London in 1977, and which in 2007 was renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP). The art gallery designed by the Pritzker laur
Compared with the gray stain that China’s megalopoli have become, dehumanized and tediously uniform, the new entrance to a sales center in Huzhou is a garden of radical imagination, and thus a veritable manifesto against the generic city. A forest of
Designed by Dosis, the Madrid practice of Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro, the inflatable Pipeline pavilion was on 26 February, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the catwalk for fashion house Kenzo’s presentation of its autumn-winter 2020 collect
Every year the Serpentine Gallery in London chooses an international architect to build a temporary installation. The pavilion of 2013, designed by Sou Fujimoto, is inspired by the evanescence of clouds, inviting people to explore the place in a new
MVRDV has unveiled its scheme to turn the Dutch pavilion that the Rotterdam firm itself built in 2000 for the World’s Fair of Hannover, into an office building. The project uses the existing structure and also preserves a number of other features, in
Born as a critique of temporary events that leave abandoned constructions, the pavilion is formed by a wood structure with which the mycelium is merged and from which it eats, and it will grow until it dies once its purpose is fulfilled...
The project analyzes the necessary transition towards bioeconomy, and defends the ecological and also aesthetic value of biologically based materials, which create unique colors and textures like those of the mycelium panels of the pavilion...
The complex is built entirely with organic and biodegradable bricks made of corn stalks mixed with live fungal organisms, creating a light and porous wall that makes it possible for the pavilion to function as a bioclimatic building...
Under the motto ‘Better City, Better Life,’ the Universal Expo of Shanghai 2010 gathered over 200 countries, inviting them to reflect on issues like urban development, well-being, and sustainable growth. Aside from the usual requisites, one of the br
“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
In time for summer every year, the Serpentine Gallery in London has a temporary pavilion designed by a leading architect who has not yet built in the United Kingdom, and raised on its grounds in Kensington Gardens. It recently unveiled the first imag