Burning Man 2022 explores the transformative power of dreams with mesmerizing architecture and design. Am ‘empyrean temple, a grove of geometric trees, space cats, an afro-futuristic shrine and more.
X MUSE, the first blended barley luxury vodka from Scotland, presents an immersive tasting experience by Formafantasma.
Konstantin Ikonomidis’ Qaammat pavilion celebrates and promotes the Inuit intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of the environment.
London-based designer Yinka Ilori created a vibrant pavilion named Filter Rays that explores the relationship between light and colour.
The ‘Circular Dimensions x Microscape’ installation and pavilion by Cristopher Cichocki is made from 25.000 feet of resonating PVC pipes.
Coachella 2022: iridescent towers inspired by Roman architecture, a giant cocoon composed of iconic chairs, a pavilion made from PVC tubes and oversize tilted buoys bringing people together.
Engaging architectures by Kengo Kuma, Santiago Calatrava, Ini Archibong and Grimshaw Architects feature in our ‘2021 best pavilions’ round up.
Germany Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai blends visionary environmental ideas with real-life results. The sustainable architecture features suspended cubes and a forest of steel poles, covered by a floating roof.
The Luxembourg pavilion in Dubai narrates the country’s soul with a sustainable and sinuous architecture inspired by the famed infinite loop.
At Dubai Design Week 2021, Ahmed El-Sharabassy has created the NATURE IN MOTION pavilion inspired by shapeshifting dune landscapes in the UAE. Made of sustainable and recyclable materials, the sinuous lightweight architecture provides multi-functional and multi-purpose public spaces and hosts an exhibition exploring compostable building materials and structures made of paper pulp.
For the Israel Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, AVS and Knafo Kilmore Architects have created a multimedia experience inviting visitors to explore the country’s commitment to smart and sustainable innovation springing from the common desert landscape Israelis share with their neighbours in the Gulf.
Querkraft’s Austria Pavilion at Dubai Expo offers a multisensorial experience allowing visitors to feel the country’s commitment and vision for a better future.
JKMM Architects metaphorically bring snow to the desert. The Finland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the country’s commitment to sustainability and its deep connection with nature.
The Singapore Pavilion by WOHA Architects in Dubai features a lush tropical urban landscape and innovative technologies, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw Architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features a forest of giant solar panel-clad e-trees following the sun like sunflowers, a thriving garden challenging desert environment and underground exhibition spaces thermally isolated with a smart earth roof system.
“Like a wooden conical musical instrument,” the UK Pavilion by Es Devlin at Expo 2020 Dubai displays AI-generated poems submitted by visitors.
Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.
The United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Dubai Expo features a movable roof and clean, futuristic spaces reflecting the country’s daring spirit and commitment to ‘connecting minds’ for a better future.
Kengo Kuma’s CLT Park Harumi recreational venue is dressed with a skin of wooden leaves filtering light like trees in a forest.
Seven pillars and safely distanced public seatings compose Hozan Zangana’s ‘Fata Morgana’ centripetal installation in the heart of Dubai where people can safely cross each other’s paths according to Middle Eastern construction techniques.
From Burning Man’s ‘Empyrean’ temple to Tokyo Olympics and Venice Biennale architectures. 5 unbuilt pavilions we will be able to visit after the pandemic.
2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
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Giant mystical shards emerge from the desert sands in the ‘Fragments’ installation and temple for meditation and wisdom.
Steampunk, steam-bent timber pavilion combines traditional techniques and mixed reality technologies to to rethink applications of craft in pursuit of their evolution.
Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich has reopened after an extensive renovation that brought to life the architect’s final masterpiece. Conceived as ‘a synthesis of the arts’, the building combines art, architecture and life – with colors, iconic furniture and modernist interiors harmoniously blending with the surrounding garden.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
The first Ghana Pavilion in Venice features artists across three generations capturing the culture and the diasporas of the nation. British-Ghanan Architect David Adjaye has created an elliptically shaped pavilion imbued with the country’s colours and textures.
Manhattan visionary development Hudson Yards has inaugurated VESSEL, the 1 mile-high steel beehive offering unexpected glimpses of New York.
NYCxDESIGN 2018 – An inflatable pavilion in Times Square and a giant Sottsass-inspired mural in Brooklyn’s Industry City but also a contemporary take on Shakers’ furniture and Norwegian-American collaborations. The best of New York Design Festival is on Archipanic.