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 […]

GH3 designs naturally filtered outdoor swimming pool for Canadian park

Dark limestone walls form a low-lying pool house that runs alongside this chemical-free swimming bath in Edmonton, designed by architecture studio GH3. Located inside Borden Park, a community park in Edmonton, GH3‘s bath includes a large swimming pool, a children’s pool and a pool house for changing and equipment. All the water in the Borden […]

Potemkin Theatre is a “two-faced structure” says Maich Swift Architects

Paul Maich and Ted Swift of Maich Swift Architects explain how their open-air Potemkin Theatre will act as a space to engage audiences, in this exclusive video produced by Dezeen. Located atop a flat-roofed warehouse in east London, the Potemkin Theatre is a double-sided structure over three-storeys, with a chequered green facade. The narrow structure […]

Maich Swift Architects creates canal-side theatre as third Antepavilion

The third annual Antepavilion is a three-storey colourful rooftop structure designed by Maich Swift Architects that will be used as a canal-side theatre and is topped with a light beacon. Named Potemkin Theatre, the pavilion has been built on top of a warehouse in Haggerston. It has been designed to be the backdrop to performances that will […]

CO-LAB Design Office creates bamboo yoga pavilion in Tulum

Luum Temple is a bamboo pavilion for practising yoga nestled in the jungles of Tulum, designed by local studio CO-Lab Design Office. The pavilion at the Luum Zamá development in Tulum, Mexico, will host a variety of programs, such as yoga, meditations, workshops and other community gatherings. CO-LAB Design Office created the open-air structure in the beach […]

The Very Many creates Pillar of Dreams pavilion in Charlotte

New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium, perforated and layered on top of each other to create a single bulbous form. The […]

Diébédo Francis Kéré bundles logs to form roof of Tippet Rise Art Center pavilion

Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré used sick and dead trees to build this pavilion at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The roof, columns and seats of Kéré‘s Xylem pavilion are made from bundles of local ponderosa and lodge pole pine logs, felled during a “natural pruning” process that aims to save forests from […]

Anthony Burrill’s graphics top delicate timber rooftop pavilion in Barcelona

Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels. Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school. Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and […]

Vo Trong Nghia Architects connects six triangular pavilions to create zigzag office

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a series of six triangular concrete pavilions connected by a low block of office spaces for Vietnamese telecommunications group Viettel. Ho-Chi Minh City-based Vo Trong Nghia Architects arranged the large concrete pavilions, which have V-shaped sections, in to a zigzag formation. The tall concrete slabs are connected by a single-storey office block. The […]

Atmos Studio aims to replicate essence of Burning Man with festival pavilion

London-based Atmos Studio has designed a timber pavilion named Playascape, which aims to “synthesise the essence of Burning Man” by bringing people together at the festival. The plywood pavilion will be made from a kit of CNC-cut parts that will be assembled on site during this year’s desert festival in Nevada. Atmos Studio designed the semi-circular structure be […]

Le Courbusier’s colourful final pavilion re-opens in Zurich

Pavilion Le Corbusier, has reopened to the public in Zurich after architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg restored the art museum to its original state. The colourful museum is the final project built by the pioneer of modernist architecture, and its glass and steel structure was an unusual departure from Le Corbusier‘s predilection for concrete. […]

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion opens in Los Angeles

The plastic-wrapped Serpentine Pavilion designed by Spanish firm SelgasCano has been rebuilt in Los Angeles as an events space for British co-working company Second Home. Second Home, which provides studio and office space for creatives and entrepreneur, collaborated with the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) to move the colourful structure to city’s […]

Explore The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside The Colour Palace, a brightly patterned pavilion by designer Yinka Ilori and architecture studio Pricegore, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. Ilori teamed up with Pricegore to install the temporary building on the lawn of Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. […]

Explore Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside the latest Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a low-rising rocky canopy designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, in this exclusive 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The pavilion features a gently sloping roof comprising 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate mounted on to a steel mesh that is supported by 106 slender columns. […]

David Adjaye creates simple memorial pavilion for South African trumpeter Bra Hugh

British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye has designed a simple concrete pavilion in Johannesburg as a memorial to trumpeter Hugh Masekela, widely known as Bra Hugh. The memorial for the musician, who passed away last year aged 78, has been built at the Westpark Cemetery in the city. Commissioned by the Masekela family, the Design Indaba Trust and the […]

Serpentine Pavilion designed to be “part of surrounding landscape” says Junya Ishigami

In this exclusive Dezeen video, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami explains how his design for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion was built to resemble a “stone hill”. Ishigami’s pavilion was unveiled yesterday at the Serpentine Gallery in London, following the resignation of the gallery’s CEO Yana Peel over her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. The pavilion is […]

More details of Junya Ishigami’s craggy Serpentine Pavilion revealed in full photo set

This slideshow of images by photographer Ste Murray offers a closer look at the rocky canopy that forms this year’s Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. Ishigami’s design sees 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate used to create a mountain-like roof structure outside the Serpentine Gallery in London. This is supported by a “basket” roof […]

Junya Ishigami unveils rocky Serpentine Pavilion made out of slate

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a craggy structure he describes as a “hill made out of rocks”. The latest Serpentine Pavilion, located on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, comprises a rugged, rocky canopy made out of 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate. This large mound of […]

Kettal to sell replicas of penthouse from Richard Neutra’s California home

Kettal has launched a replica of the penthouse pavilion atop VDL Research House, the former Los Angeles home of modernist architect Richard Neutra. Outdoor furniture manufacturer Kettal will begin selling the replica building, named the VDL Penthouse, alongside an open version with no glass called the VDL Pavilion, in 2020. VDL Penthouse is a direct replica […]

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