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 […]

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. […]

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