Archinect - News 2014-04-19T10:55:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion Smiljan Radic to design 14th Serpentine Galleries Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-03-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:33:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39lgacpp17kozupn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was commissioned by Serpentine Gallery to design the 2014 Serpentine Galleries Pavilion. Designed by big-name architects since 2000, the temporary pavilion has become a major summer attraction in London's Kensington Gardens for the London Festival of Architecture.</p><p>Reflective of Radic's past works, his design for the pavilion is a semi-transparent, shell-like "pod" that will serve as a multi-functional public space and venue.<br><br>Read on for more details about the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgfgkn3j2q5dmbib.jpg"></p><p>"Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones. Radic&rsquo;s Pavilion has its roots in his earlier work, particularly The Castle of the Selfish Giant, inspired by the Oscar Wilde story, and the Restaurant Mestizo, part of which is supported by large boulders.</p><p>Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a caf&eacute; sited inside, the Pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94811242/temporary-pavilion-by-j-mayer-h-as-centerpiece-for-karlsruhe-s-2015-city-jubilee Temporary pavilion by J. MAYER H. as centerpiece for Karlsruhe’s 2015 City Jubilee Justine Testado 2014-03-03T16:03:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T18:02:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vm4x89ze3lzhvpd.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's party prep time for the City of Karlsruhe in Germany. Berlin-based architecture firm J. MAYER H. and Rubner Holzbau were recently commissioned by the city to design a temporary pavilion for its 300th anniversary in 2015. The wooden pavilion will be built in Schlosspark and serve as an event venue for the celebration. Construction will begin in March 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n3yigsqnvtel7brd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4otncfkudefiyez.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1oezdmcae995fche.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/temporary_pavilion_by_j._mayer_h._as_centerpiece_for_karlsruhes_jubile1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer Justine Testado 2014-02-05T15:20:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:57:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z95wuicbh2dfsvze.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the 2014 Young Architects Program <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">out of five finalists</a>, emerging architect David Benjamin and his firm, <a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York when the summer season rolls in.<br><br>YAP projects had to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.&nbsp; The Living's proposal, titled "Hy-Fi", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle.<br><br>Here's more detail into the project's design:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feutskkfj9ek8a0a.jpg"><br><br>"Using biological technologies combined with cutting-edge computation and engineering to create new building materials, The Living will use a new method of bio-design, resulting in a structure that is 100% organic material. The structure temporarily diverts the natural carbon cycle to produce a building that grows out of nothing but earth an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88541265/between-a-womb-and-a-cathedral-architects-of-air-s-the-most-beautiful "Between a womb and a cathedral": Architects of Air's "The Most Beautiful" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T13:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:02:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r63uw59zid7dkivc.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Reactions to Alan Parkinson's luminaria range from rhapsodic and enlightened, to energized or calmed. These giant inflatable structures, first designed by Parkinson in the 1980s and now touring worldwide under his "Architects of Air" organization, resemble multi-colored bouncy citadels, and create a totally immersive experience of light and color to anyone who walks their winding interiors. Imagine a Verner Panton wormhole opening into a florescent clerestory; a near-psychedelic secular pilgrimage through some giant creature's digestive system.</p> <p> To celebrate over twenty years of designing, building, and touring the luminaria, Architects of Air has released <em>The Most Beautiful</em>, a photo book with nearly glowing images from inside the structures and a quick look at the luminaria's design history.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jp/jpbmd9woqfj679dk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Since putting the first luminarium on tour in the early 1990s, Architects of Air has designed over fifteen more structures and inflated them all over the world. Made out of a custom fle...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88601546/hello-wood-uses-365-sleighs-to-build-an-11-meter-christmas-tree-in-budapest Hello Wood uses 365 sleighs to build an 11-meter Christmas tree in Budapest Justine Testado 2013-12-11T14:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T23:54:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7div7vbnmbz7peb4.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The holiday season is in full swing &mdash; or sleigh, in this case. <a href="http://hellowood.eu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello Wood</a>, an architecture and design studio, built an 11-meter tall Christmas tree in one week using 365 sleighs in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. (Watch the video below.)</p> <p> After Christmas, the temporary structure will be dismantled and the sleighs will be given to the kids living in the <a href="http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOS Children&rsquo;s Village</a> homes in Hungary.<br><br> Here are the project details:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xzlaepntwlnnk5u.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Visitors can step in and have a look at the construction from the inside. The base is made of steel, it weights 4.5 tons, so the construction is perfectly safe from the heavy winds of winter. The four stems of the installation hold 325 kilograms each.</p> <p> First, the carpenters of Hello Wood made the 10.5 meters tall wooden frame, which was brought to the scene, where it was put together with the help of a crane and the use of welding techniques."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9ntm7gbghlsjvfnx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Then came the alpinists of Hello Wood, who were working on the installation for four consecutive days...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87916028/formlessfinder-pile-it-on-for-art-basel-miami-beach Formlessfinder Pile It On For Art Basel Miami Beach Archinect 2013-12-02T14:35:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T19:36:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/0537f78a0c26f70d7d52ca4df4c55dc5.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The director of exhibitions at Design Miami heard about the duo's eagerness to move beyond traditional forms and building materials, and asked them to submit a design for the entrance to the annual fair's pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. "We got a cold call in late May, and it all happened at a fairly quick pace," says Ricciardi. "We had two weeks to develop a concept, and within a week they let us know that we had been selected."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85775750/fabric-s-zoetrope-inspired-trylletromler-pavilion-in-king-s-garden-copenhagen FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2013-11-04T19:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krvn82d47htrxm26.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm <a href="http://www.fabrications.nl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FABRIC</a> has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous coverage <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/fabric_wins_competition_for_a_temporary_pavilion_in_the_kings_garden_in_cop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> on our sister site Bustler)</p> <p> The concept of Trylletromler comes from the Danish word for the 19th-century zoetrope device, which gives the illusion of movement in a still image. Based on this idea, the pavilion's fence is built as a paradoxically transparent maze that creates the illusion of motion as one walks through it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lidjneqvkzt555fo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Here's a more detailed project description and some recent photos we received from FABRIC:</strong></p> <p> "...The Renaissance garden design of Rosenborg Castle is the oldest known example of garden design in Denmark. The design draws heavily on principles of Euclidean geometry. This language of absolute space was long regarded as the construction principle of the worl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78853518/shigeru-ban-s-cardboard-cathedral-opens-in-christchurch Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral opens in Christchurch Justine Testado 2013-08-07T11:29:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2h9gpu8nspnfl5q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 6. Designed by Japanese architect, <a href="http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a>, the cathedral is a temporary replacement of the original Christchurch Cathedral, the city's symbol that was destroyed by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February 2011. Construction delays prevented the cathedral from opening on its original deadline in February.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jyyerpqh1rmzq62.jpg" title=""><br><br> Ban's Cardboard Cathedral is nowhere close to the original gothic revival design done by British architect George Gilbert Scott during the later half of the 19th century. The transition structure is in the middle of an ongoing debate whether the new cathedral's permanent design should be a restoration, a modern reinterpretation, or a completely new building.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/259d5tg6b3f4yrhi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Cardboard Cathedral's triangular frame of 98 cardboard-encased LVL beams enclose a multi-functional main hall that can accommodate up to 700 people for church events. In addition to cardboard--a reporte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78458714/mekene-architecture-s-winning-rio-de-janeiro-symbolic-world-cup-structure-entry Mekene Architecture’s Winning [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure Entry Alexander Walter 2013-08-01T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:45:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84boslx8ahsh1twa.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, we published the winners of the recent [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure competition which challenged architects to design a freestanding World Cup Structure on Rio de Janeiro's central Lapa Square during the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Winner of the First Place was the Mekene Architecture-designed entry 'Wing of Glory' which you can find in more detail below.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78235170/winners-of-the-rio-de-janeiro-symbolic-world-cup-structure-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78235170/winners-of-the-rio-de-janeiro-symbolic-world-cup-structure-competition Winners of the [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T20:30:00-04:00 >2013-11-17T13:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/ereytwweoi1pzdi3.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure competition has announced its winners. Hosted by [AC-CA], the international ideas competition invited architects and students of architecture and engineering to design a freestanding World Cup Structure on Rio de Janeiro's lively Lapa Square during the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78458714/mekene-architecture-s-winning-rio-de-janeiro-symbolic-world-cup-structure-entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mekene Architecture&rsquo;s Winning [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure Entry</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75895603/ikea-designs-a-better-home-for-refugees IKEA designs a better home for refugees Archinect 2013-06-26T12:03:00-04:00 >2013-07-11T14:49:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qki3hlcjychqlnd3.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The prototype of the shelter is now being tested in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. The refugee families who would be making the shelter their homes will have a direct say in how the product is developed, putting their experience at the heart of this collaborative process.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75806811/occupygezi-architecture #occupygezi architecture Orhan Ayyüce 2013-06-24T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-12-23T19:52:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zu7lmu8633eu8uwx.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects. We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects." -Yelta K&ouml;m, the organization founder</p></em><br /><br /><p> Group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi Park, Istanbul. Take it from the Turks, the original nomads from Central Asia.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74981649/pulse-pavilion-in-macau Pulse Pavilion in Macau Alexander Walter 2013-06-10T15:42:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T19:37:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wysipb38dt49kp91.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received images of Pulse Pavilion, a fascinating temporary structure designed and built by third- and fourth-year undergraduate architecture students at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau. The design team was led by guest professors Kristof Crolla (Laboratory for Explorative Architecture &amp; Design Ltd. / LEAD) and Dannes Kok. Pulse Pavilion was open to the public at Plaza Sai Van, adjacent to Macau Tower, from June 1st until today.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73850202/a-summer-program-to-nudge-south-street-seaport-back-to-life A Summer Program to Nudge South Street Seaport Back to Life Archinect 2013-05-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcee33ada53b3d7791176e5310b27241.jpg" width="480" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This summer at the almost defiantly unhip South Street Seaport, there shall be pop-up boutiques housed in shipping containers. There shall be outdoor film screenings with lounge-chair seating. There shall be SmorgasBar. And, the lords of artificial weather willing, there may be glitter rain.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>