Summer 2017 – Explore Venice as blind people feel it or find your balance according to Colombian cosmological architecture. Get mesmerized by light-shows and music performances at a sustainable festival in Latvia or pop by Diébédo Francis Kerè’s Serpentine Pavilion in London. Archipanic picked 10 stunning pavilions and temporary architectures which are worthy a visit if you happen to globe-trot nearby.
By Studio Gang in Washington DC, US.
In the Great Hall of The National Building Museum Chicago-based Studio Gang created the Hive, a series of three oculus-topped domes, built from over 2,500 interlocking paper tubes that range from a few inches to over 10 feet in height. The tubes are lined in pink to nod to this past spring’s Women’s March, explains the studio founder Jeanne Gang.
ALUNA SHRINE @ BURNING MAN 2017
By in the Black Rock City, Nevada, US.
Alma.MaddR and a Colombian collective of artists and creatives will join the ephemeral creative utopia of Burning Man 2017. The ALUNA shrine and installation explores the balance of the opposites with the architecture and cosmology of a ancient Colombian tribe. “The structure sits on its own reflection and stands as a unified entity on the Playa. The structure and it’s octophonic sound installation will glow at night with hundreds of LED lights that line Its frame and body. Watch the teaser.
By Diébédo Francis Kerè in London, UK.
Inspired by a tree used as a meeting place in his native village of Gando, architect Diébédo Francis Kerè has brought a piece of Burkina Faso to London. An indigo-blue structure is topped by deceptively simple roof that seems to float above the greenery. The tilted ring-shaped latticed canopy shed a courtyard at its centre which becomes a waterfall when it rains. Located in Kensington Gardens the project is commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery.
BRITISH PAVILION @ ASTANA EXPO 2017
By Asif Khan and Brian Eno
A 40,000 pixels wide 360° panorama, a high-tech structure inspired by Kazakh nomadic tents and an immersive soundscape. Asif Khan and Brian Eno invite visitors of Kazakhstan Expo to the UK Pavilion exploring the origin of energy and the history of British innovation from the light bulb to future wonder materials. Read more…
By SelgasCano in Cognac, France.
In Cognac, France, Spanish studio SelgasCano constructed a pavilion made of undulating corrugated plastic sheets for renown cognac brand Martell. A metal framework is covered by a translucent material which is permeated by a soft light creating intriguing iridescent effects. Inflatable seats installed in the structure allow visitors to sit, lean, or stretch out. Read more…
By Didzis Jaunzems Architecture @ Nature Concert Hall Festival, Latvia.
Inspired by the subterranean habitat of an earthworm, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has built a circular pavilion for open air gigs and light-installations on the occasion of the Nature Concert Hall sustainable festival in Latvia. A 14-metre-diameter circular facade sitting at a 45-degree angle becomes a giant video projection screen while performers play on a locally sourced wooden structure.
LUMEN @ MoMA PS1
By Jenny Sabin Studio, New York, NY, US.
Recycled photo-luminescent textiles compose a perforated canopy suspended with dangling tubes. The experimental structure by Jenny Sabin Studio – Winner of the Young Architecture Program 2017 – will be on show until September 4 in the courtyard of the MoMA PS1 gallery in New York. Knitted together robotically, it appears as a slightly tinted white during the day, while glowing in more pronounced hues of blue, pink and purple at night.
CATALAN PAVILION AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
By Antoni Abad in Venice, Italy.
The Catalan Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017 invites visitors to venture outside Arsenale and Giardini to explore the canal city how blind people feel it. Visually impaired people share their experiences and challenges with an app, an exhibition and boat tours.
By Lucía Martínez and Raquel Durán in Montpellier, France.
Lucía Martínez and Raquel Durán filled an entire courtyard with a sea balloons. Titled Immersion, the installation won the public’s prize at the 2017 edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives of Montpellier. “Emotions are not only shaped from the physical context but also from memories, character and mood. Some may find peace feeling isolated, hidden, protected. Others could return to childhood… Whatever the case may be, nobody can remain indifferent”.
THE KHOTEY PAVILION
By Sandwich in Fukuyama, Japan.
The ship-shaped Kohtei pavilion by Kyoto-based studio Sandwich in Fukuyama city, Hiroshima, pays tribute to workers who lost their lives at sea or as a result of industrial accidents. The structure raises above the landscape on two rows of pillars. The entire exterior is clad in Japanese cypress shingles applied using traditional roofing techniques.
Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed by Francis Kéré. Serpentine Gallery, London (23 June – 8 October 2017) © Kéré Architecture, Photography © 2017 Iwan Baan
Photo: Nobutada Omote｜SANDWICH
SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell – Fondation d’entreprise Martell