Takt Studio shades its workspace with corrugated plastic shutters

Moving shutters of corrugated plastic shade this drawing studio pavilion in the Illawarra Escarpment, Australia, designed by Takt Studio as an extension to its workspaces. Located on a slope and abutting a large retaining wall, The Drawing Room has a long, thin footprint of 1.8 metres by 6.4 metres. It provides a meeting and work […]

OMA installs minimal Kube pavilion outside K11 Musea in Hong Kong

OMA has installed a golden cube-shaped kiosk and black marble furniture outside the K11 Musea retail development in Hong Kong. Called Kube, the installation is positioned on the Victoria Harbour waterfront by K11 Musea‘s main entrance and is designed by Rem Koolhaas’ studio OMA to offer “a distinctive and intimate place for encounters and happenings”. […]

T Sakhi’s Lebanon pavilion uses walls to activate social interaction

Beirut studio T Sakhi redefined the wall as a hub for social connection with its pavilion for Dubai Design Week, which comments on the “resilience” of Lebanese society in the face of current socio-political unrest. Sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi from architecture and design studio T Sakhi were commissioned to create a pavilion for this year’s […]

Glenn Murcutt unveils minimal MPavilion topped with linear “lantern” roof

A slender, translucent roof overhangs this year’s MPavilion, which Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has installed in Melbourne‘s Queen Victoria Gardens. Pritzker Prize-winning Murcutt has designed the sixth annual summer commission, which was unveiled in Melbourne today. This year’s MPavilion is described as a “sleek and adaptable” shelter that rests lightly on the landscape. It is […]

Setting fire to artworks in the desert “creates atmospheric pollution” says Burning Man festival

Burning Man has acknowledged the carbon emissions it causes and called on attendees to consider alternatives to burning, as part of a plan to become carbon negative by 2030. The festival, which sees 80,000 people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each summer, has drawn up a draft sustainability plan after calculating that its carbon […]

Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture

A timber pavilion called Biobasecamp at Dutch Design Week brought together projects that demonstrate the potential of the “concrete of the future” to fight against climate change. Studio Marco Vermeulen built the wooden pavilion as a covered exhibition-space for a series of displays highlighting how timber can be used in bio-based architecture projects. Called Biobasecamp, the […]

Pavilion grown from mycelium acts as pop-up performance space at Dutch Design Week

The Growing Pavilion is a temporary events space at Dutch Design Week constructed with panels grown from mushroom mycelium supported on a timber frame. Designed by set designer and artist Pascal Leboucq in collaboration with Erik Klarenbeek‘s studio Krown Design, the temporary pavilion is made entirely from bio-based materials. The outer panels were grown from […]

Bubbles protrude from concrete puzzle pavilion at Design Week Mexico

The walls of this Mexico City pavilion by local architect Gerardo Broissin are made from concrete panels pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Broissin has created the structure on the hilly, lush grounds of Mexico City‘s contemporary art museum Museo Tamayo within Chapultepec Forest for this year’s Design Week Mexico (DWM) festival. It is built […]

Mediated Matter Group designs robotically fabricated structure using organic matter

Neri Oxman‘s Mediated Matter Group has digitally designed and robotically fabricated a structure using the molecular components found in tree branches, insect exoskeletons and human bones. Aguahoja I examines how even the materials that we consider waste can inform design. Standing five meters tall, the structure’s skin is composed of cellulose, chitosan, and pectin – […]

Architect John Marx reimagines a Greek myth for Burning Man pavilion

A five-sided pyramid with cutouts influenced by constellations was created to pay homage to heroic woman during this year’s Burning Man festival. Architect John Marx and Brian Poindexter, with San Francisco art collective Playa Muses, built Andromeda Reimagined to subvert the ancient Greek story of Andromeda from a male dominated narrative into a tale of female […]

1MDB scandal superyacht proposed as alternative Malaysian pavilion for Dubai Expo

No-To-Scale has imagined installing a superyacht connected to the 1MDB embezzling scandal as a provocative alternative Malaysian pavilion for the Dubai Expo 2020. The Malaysian design office has proposed dry docking Equanimity, the 91-metre superyacht once owned by Malaysian fugitive Jho Low, at the Dubai Expo 2020. Low has been charged with money laundering billions […]

SOM uses robots to construct concrete Stereoform Slab for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Two concrete columns hold up a curving concrete roof of this pavilion that architecture firm SOM has built using a method it says could reduce the carbon footprint of high-rise concrete buildings. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has erected the Stereoform Slab for this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial in the city’s West Loop. The concrete […]

Pop-up pavilions for kissing and “dangerous play” draw attention to rules of privately-owned public spaces

Tato Architects and Dot Architects are among six studios that created pop-up pavilions at the Kyoto Art Center to examine the various prohibitions that apply to privately-owned public spaces in Japan. Called Kagerou Village the installation includes pavilions designed by Tato Architects, Martinez Barat Lafore Architectes, Ludwig Heimbach, Hiroshi Kato, Sven Pfeiffer and Dot Architects. Each of the […]

Zuo Studio builds arching bamboo pavilion over water in Taiwan

A pavilion of woven bamboo and steel by Zuo Studio arches over a body of water to create a shady place to sit in Huludun Park in Taiwan. Zuo Studio designed Bamboo Pavilion for the Taichung Real Estate Development Association as part of the 2018 World Flora Exposition. Its ridged form is designed to recall […]

IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place […]

WOHA to bring “lush tropical oasis” to the desert for Dubai Expo 2020

WOHA has revealed visuals of the self-sufficient Singapore Pavilion for the Dubai Expo 2020, which will have plant covered walls and hanging gardens. Set to be built in the expo’s sustainability district, the pavilion will be designed to reflect Singapore’s determination to alleviate global warming and become “one of the greenest places in the world”. It […]

Timber pavilions and other-worldly installations animate the plains at Burning Man 2019

Burning Man revellers, including architect Bjarke Ingels, have captured the installations, pavilions and stages at this year’s event, including elevated stepping stones and a huge arm made of scrap metel. The photos posted to Instagram document the temporary structures populating the Nevada desert for this year’s event, taking place from 25 August to 2 September. The […]

Ready your engines and voyage to Burning Man through our new Pinterest board

The “temporary city” of Burning Man has risen once again from the desert foundations of Black Rock City for its 2019 edition. Explore the community-driven music event with our updated Pinterest boards, featuring timber installations and ornate pavilions. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from the Blanket installation in which NASA emergency blankets […]

JCPCDR Architecture’s tiny timber pavilion invites walkers to “pause and observe”

A small elevated viewpoint projects from this tiny house-shaped pavilion, which JCPCDR Architecture has built for hikers to observe Lake Annecy in France. Named L’Observatoire, the pavilion is nestled below the trees on a secluded mountainside site in Giez. It was designed and built by Parisian studio JCPCDR Architecture with local fir wood. Though it […]

JKMM Architects to heat up Burning Man revellers with Finnish sauna

Helsinki firm JKMM Architects is building a sauna in the depths of the Nevada desert so that visitors of this year’s Burning Man can cleanse and relax. JKMM Architects teamed up with Finish creative collaborative Sauna on Fire to create the Steam of Life Pavilion for the festival, which kicks off in the Nevada desert […]

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