Pivoting red metal panels form walls of neighbourhood pavilion in Tblisi

Design collective Medium has completed 8-23-VI, a pavilion with moving walls that is a new public place for residents of Gldani neighbourhood. Made of red corrugated metal panels raised on a base of breeze blocks, the pavilion is a sheltered spot for neighbours to gather that can be opened and closed as they like. Medium started […]

Chris Precht and Arthur Mamou-Mani use sand to 3D print pavilion in Saudi Arabia

Precht and Mamou-Mani Architects have completed a sustainable sand-printed installation called Sandwaves in Diryah, Saudi Arabia. The ribbon-like structure is 3D printed from sand and furan resin for use as street furniture at Diryah Season – a sports and entertainment event in the Al-Turaif District. Precht and Mamou-Mani Architects chose to build Sandwaves using sand as […]

FreelandBuck pavilion in Palo Alto documents life “over the course of one day”

FreelandBuck has installed a pavilion in a Palo Alto plaza comprising triangular panels imprinted with images of the public enjoying the same site on a day last year. Cache Me if You Can is on view in front of the Palo Alto City Hall. Its exterior is printed with images that chart the movement of […]

Bell Phillips builds curved white-brick pavilion in a London park

A sweeping, white-brick pavilion in Southwark Park in London by architecture studio Bell Phillips curves along the park‘s historic pathways. Housing a cafe, offices and public amenities, the single-storey pavilion is one element of a wider masterplan for the area by Kinnear Landscape Architects. With a loosely triangular plan, the pavilion’s three convex elevations face […]

Gharfa is a multi-sensory pavilion in Riyadh by Edoardo Tresoldi’s Studio Studio Studio lab

Edoardo Tresoldi has combined sound, projections, landscaping and fabric with his signature wire-mesh sculptures for Gharfa, a large site-specific pavilion in Riyadh. Gharfa is the first project completed by his interdisciplinary lab Studio Studio Studio, in collaboration with artist Alberonero, musician Max Magaldi and garden designer Matteo Foschi of Odd Garden. Conceived as a theatrical experience, […]

Sabine Marcelis creates furniture and lighting from same materials as Barcelona Pavilion

Designer Sabine Marcelis has used glass, travertine and polished metal to create a collection of sculptural interventions that respond to the materiality of Mies van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. No Fear of Glass is the latest in a series of temporary installations staged at the pavilion, which is a recreation of the structure built by […]

AIRLAB 3D prints stainless steel pavilion for Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

AIRLAB has completed an angular, mesh-covered pavilion at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, which has a structure made entirely from 3D-printed stainless steel components. Built using more than 200 rods connected by 54 3D-printed steel nodes the temporary pavilion was created by the Architectural Intelligence Research Lab (AIRLAB), based at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Called […]

Archi-Union surrounds internet conference centre with robot-built pavilions

Archi-Union has surrounded the Light of Internet World Internet Conference Centre in Wuzhen, China, with pavilions that were built using robotic construction techniques. The conference centre, which has a curving tiled roof and a facade of angled glass, sits in a landscaped park on a site northwest of the town surrounded by farm houses. The […]

Black pavilion filled with glass yams examines colonisation in Australia

Hundreds of black glass yams line the interior of this cylindrical pavilion in Victoria, Australia, designed by architecture studio Edition Office – Dezeen’s Emerging architect of the year – and artist Yhonnie Scarce. Titled In Absence, the pavilion explores the physical legacy of Aboriginal people’s dispossession as a result of colonial land theft in the […]

Waterfrom Design builds tea house with a basement hidden beneath a water pool

Architecture studio Waterfrom Design has completed the Tea Community Centre, a multipurpose building in Xiamen, China, that is partially concealed beneath the surface of a pool of water. Above ground, the tea house takes the form of a simple pavilion for preparing and serving tea. But a staircase leads down into a much larger basement, […]

Nudes designs wooden book pavilion to encourage reading in Mumbai

Indian architecture studio Nudes has designed the meandering BookWorm pavilion to encourage reading among children and adults. Located in the gardens of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Museum in Mumbai, the BookWorm pavilion has been built as a response to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal that all youths and a substantial proportion of adults […]

Bruno Rossi designs “floating pavilion” for Brazilian lake

Brazilian studio Bruno Rossi has built a delicate pavilion by a lake with wooden brises to control wind flow. Bruno Rossi‘s 80-square-metre pavilion is built on a deck that extends over a dam in Santo Antonio de Posse, Brazil.  It was erected to provide shade and to expand the space of the existing platform, used […]

Golden mesh shades a sports pavilion in Sydney

Golden polycarbonate mesh stretches across the canopy of this pavilion in Marsden Park, Sydney, designed by architecture practice CHROFI . The Marsden Park Pavilion provides changing rooms, a small kiosk and public toilet facilities for the area. Gently curving around the edge of an oval-shaped sports field, the pavilion is raised atop a stepped concrete […]

Branches disguise a secluded hideaway next to a Norwegian lake

Architecture practice Gartnerfuglen and architect Mariana de Delás have hidden a hut next to a secluded lake in Norway with a layer of birch branches. Gjemmested, meaning hideout in English, sits at the bottom of a steep slope in the Telemark region, and is accessible only by rowing boat or by skis when the lake is frozen […]

Dezeen’s top 10 pavilions of 2019

Next up in our review of 2019, Daria Casalini picks out the year’s 10 most impressive pavilions, including a floating circular staircase and a fibre-composite structure built by two robots. Stone 27, USA, by Benjamin Langholz Benjamin Langholz arranged huge stones in an ascending circle for a pavilion at this year’s Burning Man in Black […]

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 […]

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