Oskar Zieta inflates steel to create Daliowa island pavilion in Poland

Polish designer Oskar Zieta has created a public sculpture in Wrocław using an inflated steel technique he plans to use for larger works of architecture. The Nawa pavilion is installed on Daliowa, one of many small islands in the Oder River where it runs through Wrocław. The reflective, undulating structure — composed of 35 metal

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Colourful water-tank pavilion built by Studio Weave beside River Thames

A garden within a water tank is raised up on colourful geometric columns to form this pavilion, built by Studio Weave alongside the new US embassy in Nine Elms, London. London-based Studio Weave designed the Thames Walk Pavilion to sit beside the River Thames. Set on a small square, the pavilion provides seating and shelter for those using the

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Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 2019 pavilion will celebrate multicultural London

Architecture practice Pricegore and artist Yinka Ilori’s competition-winning design for next year’s Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion fuses African and European design. Called The Colour Palace, the pavilion’s colourful exterior draws on the patterned textiles of Dutch prints found in the markets of Lagos and mirrored in Peckham’s ‘Little Lagos’. Founded by Dingle Price and Alex

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Baxendale’s Venice outdoor playground made permanent for length of biennale

A colourful interactive frame that Baxendale created as part of Scotland’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 has been saved from being dismantled. Originally due to be taken down at the end of June – as the Scottish budget didn’t cover renting the space at Palazzo Zenobio for the entire length of the biennale

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Five pool houses ideal for cooling off this 4th of July

In celebration of Independence Day in the US, we’ve picked out five pool houses and pavilions around the country that would be perfect for relaxing during the public holiday. They include a concrete and glass cabana topped with shrubs, and an pavilion beside an infinity pool with submerged lounge seats. La Grange Pavilion, Texas, by Murray Legge Architecture At

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Estudio Carme Pinós reveals timber latticework design for 2018 MPavilion

Intersecting timber latticework frames make up Barcelona-based studio Estudio Carme Pinós’s design for this year’s MPavilion, which is set to open in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens this October. Commissioned by charity organisation The Naomi Milgrom Foundation as its fifth annual MPavilion, the newly unveiled origami-like design will be erected in the city’s historic Queen Victoria

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Visit pavilions from around the world via our updated Pinterest board

Inspired by the heatwave that hit London this week, we’ve updated our Pinterest board dedicated to the best pavilion design, including SelgasCano’s pink vinyl structure in Bruges and BIG’s bubble canopy that was at the Roskilde music festival. Follow D…

Studio Mutt creates Ordnance Survey Pavilion from cartographic symbols

Icons from Britain’s historic Ordnance Survey maps are reinterpreted as colourful architectural elements in this pavilion designed by Studio Mutt for England’s Lake District National Park. The studio founded by Graham Burn, James Crawford and Alex Turner, developed the proposal in response to an open call organised by Lakes Culture, the body responsible for promoting

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Vatican’s Venice Biennale pavilion made using bespoke shingles by Alpi

Dezeen promotion: Alpi produced 9,000 custom shingles from environmentally and socially responsible wood for MAP Studio’s pavilion as part of the Vatican City’s Venice Biennale debut. The Holy See commissioned architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of MAP Studio to design the pavilion, which is the cornerstone of it’s entry to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Set

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Colourful pavilion by The Very Many fronts Texas swimming pool building

New York design studio The Very Many, led by Marc Fornes, has designed a blue-and-yellow covering outside a leisure centre in El Paso, Texas. The canopy, called Marquise, comprises hundreds of lightweight aluminium shingles that are cut to diamond-shaped panels and connected to leave small gaps in between. The panels are arranged to form a

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ETH Zurich casts intricate metal facade in 3D-printed moulds

Students from ETH Zurich have pioneered a method of casting complex, one-off architectural structures from metal in 3D-printed moulds. Deep Facade, a six-metre-high aluminium structure with ribbons of metal looped in an organic fashion that recalls the folds of the brain’s cerebral cortex, is the first metal facade cast in 3D-printed moulds. The facade was

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Serpentine cafe by Mizzi Studio will sit beneath undulating metallic canopy

Mizzi Studio has designed a glazed pavilion with a swooping brass-coated roof for a cafe opposite the Serpentine Gallery in London. Artisan coffee brand Collici commissioned the London-based architectural design studio to create the cafe, as well as nine other free-standing coffee kiosks that will be dotted around Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

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Seven of the best pavilions to see at the Bruges architecture triennale

Dezeen promotion: a floating timber school and a swan-inspired tower are among the pavilions to see at the Triennale Bruges 2018, in Belgium. Triennale Bruges, which runs until 16 September 2018, invited architects and designers from across the globe to create temporary structures throughout the city’s centre. Now in its second edition, this year’s triennale has the

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Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion revealed in photography by Ste Murray

This slideshow of images offers a closer look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, which was unveiled yesterday in Kensington Gardens, London. Escobedo’s pavilion is framed by walls of concrete tiles, designed as a reinterpretation of the perforated “celosia” wall that is common in Mexican architecture. It also features a

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Look inside Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion in 360-degree video

Explore this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, in this exclusive 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Serpentine Pavilion 2018 features latticed walls made from wavy concrete roof tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a triangular pool of water. As the youngest architect to take on the prestigious commission,

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Frida Escobedo builds Serpentine Pavilion featuring “woven tapestry” of concrete tiles

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard framed by decorative, latticed walls. Located outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, Escobedo’s pavilion features walls of concrete roofing tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a shallow, triangular pool of water. The aim was to reference the courtyards that are a

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Jiakun Architects completes first foreign Serpentine Pavilion in Beijing

The first Serpentine Pavilion built outside the UK is a tunnel made out of arched steel beams, built by Chinese studio Jiakun Architects in Beijing. The Serpentine Pavilion Beijing opened in the Chinese capital last week, marking the first time the prestigious project has been located somewhere other than Kensington Gardens in London. The structure

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10 pavilions not to be missed at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

There are 63 national pavilions at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. But if you don’t have time to visit them all, here’s our guide to the 10 best, selected by Dezeen editor Amy Frearson. The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale is curated by Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Their title, Freespace, refers to the

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SelgasCano creates bulging vivid-pink pavilion for Bruges architecture festival

Spanish architecture duo José Selgas and Lucía Cano has erected a pink vinyl pavilion on a canal in Bruges, which floats between the city’s historic brick buildings. The pavilion was created for Trienniale Bruges, an event that invites a global selection of artists and architects to produce unique temporary structures. Displayed at different points throughout the city

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Nomad pavilion designed to double as shelter and water-collecting tower for Jordanian desert

A concept for a pointed pavilion made from Corten steel pipes and woven goat hair could provide oasis-like respite in the deserts of Jordan. Architects Dina Haddadin and Rasem Kamal have designed a hybrid shelter and water tower that could provide drinking water, as well as shade in the summer and warmth in the winter. The concept

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Universal Design Studio erects “temporary town for art” for Frieze New York

Universal Design Studio has redesigned the venue for this week’s Frieze art fair on New York’s Randall’s Island, comprising five giant tents oriented to bathe the interior with indirect light. Rather than one vast structure, the series of large white tents provide a new layout for this year’s fair, which opened for previews yesterday, 2

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Charles Holland installs parrot-like pavilion in National Trust garden

Polly is a brightly-coloured pavilion designed by Charles Holland Architects, which has taken up residence in the grounds of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal in North Yorkshire. The pavilion is one of four temporary art installations that can be found in the water gardens of the National Trust property, as part of the Folly! 2018 programme of outdoor

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Carmody Groarke creates two ruin-like pavilions in the grounds of English country home

A 40-metre tunnel provides an undetectable connection between a house in rural Sussex and one of two follies designed by Carmody Groarke. London practice Carmody Groarke was tasked with building a guest suite on a lake and creating an artist’s studio within the brick walls of a ruined 18th-century farmhouse. The project, aptly named Two Pavilions, also

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Peter Pichler builds pyramidal pavilion using 1,600 wooden beams

Over 1,600 wooden beams are stacked on top of another to form this intricate pavilion, designed by Italian architect Peter Pichler. The temporary structure is installed in the courtyard of Ca’ Granda, a Renaissance-style complex belonging to the University of Milan, for Milan design week. Called Future Space, it is designed to show how wood can

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Pinecone-shaped pavilion can be used for outdoor classes and campfires

Czech designers Atelier SAD and Mmcité1 collaborated on the design of this mobile gazebo, which is covered in plywood scales that lend it the appearance of a pinecone. Fittingly called Pinecone, the portable structure provides a shaded spot for public places. It is designed to be used as a place for children to play, as an outdoor

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The LADG envisions concrete pavilion for Coachella festival-goers

Undulating “concrete blankets” form a series of mountain-like structures in this conceptual pavilion designed by The Los Angeles Design Group for the Coachella festival. US studio The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG) has released designs of the pavilion it proposed for the 2018 edition of the annual California music festival, which starts today. The studio

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Vatican City’s first Venice Biennale pavilion to feature chapels by Foster, Souto de Moura and more

The Vatican City will make its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year, by building a series of chapels by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Teronobu Fujimori. Curated by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co, the Holy See Pavilion will feature 10 chapels, designed by prolific architects from around the world. The other participating

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Snøhetta and Local Studio build tribute arch to Desmond Tutu in Cape Town

Architecture firms Snøhetta and Local Studio celebrate South African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu with this monumental arch, which was unveiled in downtown Cape Town during this year’s Design Indaba. Called Arch for Arch, the memorial structure was created to commemorate the tireless efforts of Tutu – the nation’s first black archbishop – in campaigning for democracy in

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Carme Pinós selected to design MPavilion 2018

Spanish architect Carme Pinós has been named as the architect for this year’s edition of the MPavilion, a project billed as Melbourne’s version of the Serpentine Pavilion. The Estudio Carme Pinós founder will be the fifth architect to take on the prestigious annual pavilion commission, following in the footsteps of OMA, Amanda Levete, Studio Mumbai and Sean

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Frida Escobedo designs secluded courtyard for Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has been named as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, which is to feature a latticed enclosure surrounding a pool of water. Escobedo is the 18th architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion, the prestigious annual commission from the Serpentine Galleries in London. The architect, who was born in 1979 and set

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Asif Khan reveals super-dark Vantablack pavilion for Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan has unveiled a pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which is coated in the “darkest substance in the world” to give viewers the impression of gazing into space. The British architect spray-painted the 10-metre-high temporary structure with Vantablack VBx2, a substance that absorbs over 99 per cent of light. Rods tipped

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Rainbow windows pattern Ellsworth Kelly’s minimal Austin pavilion

A pavilion with colourful geometric windows by late American artist Ellsworth Kelly has been built at the University of Texas in Austin. The pavilion, titled Austin, is the first and only freestanding building designed by Kelly, who is renowned for his colourful and minimalist artworks. Based on a sketch he made of a chapel in France

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First foreign Serpentine Pavilion will be built in China this year

The Serpentine Pavilion programme is launching in Beijing, with an inaugural commission by Chinese studio Jiakun Architects to open in May this year. The arched pavilion will be erected outside WF Central, a luxury shopping and hotel complex in the Dongcheng district of the Chinese capital, from May to October 2018. The design comprises an arc of curving

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Gabled kiosks by Atelier Urban Face tilt away from Mount Royal’s slope

These kiosks on Montreal’s namesake peak lean away from the hillside at different angles to look as if they’re being blown over by the wind. The trio of Mount Royal Kiosks is situated close to Beaver Lake, an artificial pond within the Mount Royal Park – inaugurated in 1876 and designed by landscape architect Frederick

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World’s tallest ice tower built with the shape of a flamenco dress

A record-breaking 31-metre-high ice tower has been installed at the annual winter festival in Harbin, China, featuring a shape inspired by the flounces of a flamenco dancer’s dress. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Summa College, both from the Netherlands, and the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) worked together to build the tower for the

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Italian architects convert Ettore Sottsass sketch into pavilion for French architecture festival

Italian architecture office 2A+P/A has bought an Ettore Sottsass painting to life to create a black barrel-roofed pavilion for an architecture festival in Orléans, France. The Rome-based architects took the axonometric watercolour painting of an arched building with irregular windows made by Sottsass and used it as a basis for their structure. Sottsass, the renowned Italian

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Porto architects create five temporary gallery spaces for travelling art exhibition

A mirror-clad pavilion camouflaged in woodland and another resembling a dilapidated shed are among five temporary structures on show in the grounds of the Alvaro Siza-designed Serralves Foundation in Porto. The pavilions are part of a show titled Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo. The show explores the anxieties currently

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Arthur Mamou-Mani unveils twisting temple for Burning Man 2018

Burning Man festival has revealed a spiralling wooden pavilion as the main temple to be built and then sent up in flames in the Nevada desert this year. The design, by Arthur Mamou-Mani of London-based Mamou-Mani Architects, was selected by the Burning Man Arts organisation, which oversees the creative programme for the annual nine-day event.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion will relocate to Malaysia

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion by Diébédo Francis Kéré will find a new permanent home in Malaysia, following an extended run in London.  The Serpentine Galleries has confirmed that the pavilion has been sold to Kuala Lumpur-based Ilham Gallery. Ilham is now seeking a location for the pavilion in Malaysia’s Klang Valley – the region that surrounds and encompasses the

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Light Earth Designs creates sustainable cricket pavilion of self-supporting parabolic roofs

Three vaulted structures built using compressed soil-cement tiles form a canopy at this cricket pavilion in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, which looks out across the ground and a wetland valley. The pavilion for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium was developed by a British collective called Light Earth Designs that explores sustainable approaches to architecture and urban

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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

This week’s instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates how buildings could help feed urban populations sustainably in the future. Presented at the annual Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Space10’s Algae Dome comprised a four-metre-high wooden structure wrapped in 320 metres of coiled transparent

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Movie offers a look inside the People’s Pavilion from Dutch Design Week

This captioned movie features the venue for Dezeen’s Good Design for a Bad World talks at Dutch Design Week – a pavilion designed by Bureau SLA and Overtreders W, which was built using only borrowed and recycled materials. Find out more about the People’s Pavilion › Movie is by Dezeen, with photography by Filip Dujardin and Jeroen van der

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Fahed + Architects create bulbous copper pavilion from old bedsprings at Dubai Design Week

Architecture studio Fahed + Architects repurposed bedsprings to create this temporary pavilion in the centre of the Dubai Design District. The bulbous structure was built to house Abwab – an exhibition of 47 selected designs created by designers from 15 countries within the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. The Abwab pavilion

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Giles Miller creates textured facade for children’s playhouse

London designer Giles Miller has used hexagonal wooden tiles to cover the surface of this children’s playhouse by cabin company Koto. Designed an alternative to the traditional playhouse, Miller’s Grace cabin is one of three structures by Koto that are aimed specifically at children. Through his surface design, Miller wanted to reference the cabin’s geometric framework while

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People’s Pavilion “has almost no ecological footprint” say designers

Bureau SLA and Overtreders W used only borrowed or recycled materials to create this Dutch Design Week pavilion, which was the venue for Dezeen’s Good Design for a Bad World talk series. The People’s Pavilion is designed to promote the value of a closed-loop, or “circular”, construction system, which involves thinking beyond the life of the

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MVRDV presents a house you can reconfigure at Dutch Design Week

Dutch studio MVRDV has built a colourful, futuristic house, made up of nine rooms that can be moved into different configurations. On show in Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week 2017, (W)ego is a concept for a micro dwelling that can adapt to the different needs of any future inhabitants – whether they be families, students or

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Casagrande Laboratory designs cross-laminated timber micro house for city dwellers

To free up space in cramped cities, Finnish architecture firm Casagrande Laboratory designed this self-sufficient prefab house to fit on the footprint of a single car parking space. On show during last month’s edition of Helsinki Design Week as part of the festival’s HOP City Installations, the Tikku concept house – meaning “stick” in Finnish

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Materia’s Design Week Mexico pavilion casts shadow patterns across itself

White concrete columns intersect with wooden beams to form the pavilion for this year’s Design Week Mexico, designed by Mexican architecture studio Materia. Materia, which is led by architects Gustavo Carmona and Lisa Beltran, chose to create a place for contemplation and reflection – as well as peaceful activities like yoga – for the 2017 edition of the annual commission.

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Universal Design Studio uses recycled aluminium to create sculptural entrance to Frieze London

The venue for the Frieze art fair in London this week features walls of pleated and folded aluminium that would otherwise have gone to waste. Designed by Universal Design Studio, the architecture and interiors firm founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the venue for this year’s Frieze London is intended to promote sustainability – through use of

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Drone footage showcases “floating” roof of OMA’s MPavilion

This captioned movie offers a tour of this year’s MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. Featuring footage shot by a drone, the film gives a closer look at the building’s seemingly unsupported roof and its amphitheatre-like interior. Find out more about OMA’s MPavilion ›

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OMA reveals amphitheatre-like MPavilion complete with rotating grandstand

For this year’s edition of the MPavilion, OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten have installed an amphitheatre in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, featuring a moveable grandstand spanned by a “floating” roof. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and his colleague David Gianotten based their design for the MPavilion – the firm’s first major project in Australia – on

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MAD creates inflatable pavilion shaped like a rabbit’s head

For this year’s Beijing Design Week, local architecture studio MAD has created an inflatable pavilion with two big floppy ears. MAD created the giant-rabbit-shaped pavilion in a hutong – one of Beijing’s old courtyard-house neighbourhoods – near Lama Temple. Titled Wonderland, it is designed to provide a public space where children in the area can meet and play with

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Dutch Design Week pavilion will feature recycled plastic shingles and borrowed materials

Dutch studios Bureau SLA and Overtreders W plan to use only responsible materials to build a temporary pavilion for this year’s Dutch Design Week, including colourful shingles made of waste plastic, and components that will be returned after use. Called The People’s Pavilion, the temporary structure will be built in Ketelhuisplein. It will form the main venue for the inaugural

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Cruciform pavilion by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter references historic Copenhagen garden

The light filtering through tree-lined avenues inspired this slatted pavilion by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter, which is installed in a cross-shaped formation in a Copenhagen park. The elongated walkways of the King’s Garden Pavilion encourage visitors to promenade along them. The regularly placed wooden columns filter the light like tree trunks, while the slatted roof is intended to mimic

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Slices of timber align to form roof of outdoor classroom near Moscow

A huge tree trunk has been sliced into sections to create the slatted roof of this outdoor classroom designed by architecture students for a school at an art park in Russia’s Kaluga region. The semi-outdoor classroom is affixed to an existing school building set within Nikola-Lenivets, an art park in a village around four hours from

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Universal Design Studio builds daydreaming hub for Shoreditch workers

Universal Design Studio has designed a slatted-timber pavilion in Shoreditch for this year’s London Design Festival to offer office workers a retreat where creative juices can flow. The On Repeat structure is slotted between two buildings on Rivington Street in east London, a hub of creative businesses. London-based Universal Design Studio teamed up with The Office Group,

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Temple for Burning Man 2017 highlighted the problem of America’s dying forests

The temple at this year’s Burning Man festival was designed by artist Marisha Farnsworth, and built from 100 dead trees to emphasise “dramatic changes occurring in our forests”. Farnsworth worked with project manager Steven Brummond and structural engineer Mark Sinclair to create the festival’s 18th temple, which is used as a memorial by participants. The

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IKEA lab Space10 creates algae-producing pavilion in Copenhagen

IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has worked in collaboration with three young architects to create a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing microalgae. Described by Space10 as a “food-producing architecture pavilion”, the futuristic dome houses a photo-bioreactor — a closed system that enables the high productivity of green microalgae. The dome was installed at Copenhagen’s CHART Art Fair last

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Hong Kong students create terracotta tower to promote use of 3D-printed bricks

This captioned movie shows how a team from the University of Hong Kong’s architecture faculty created a pavilion from 3D-printed bricks, to show the potential of this technology in architectural production. More one-minute movies ›

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Fungus used to build arching pavilion in Kerala

A group of Indian and Italian architects has built a pavilion in southwest India using mycelium – the fleshy part of a mushroom or other fungus – to demonstrate how the material could be used to create temporary venues for major events. Asif Rahman of Indian studio Beetles 3.3, and Giombattista Arredia and Mohamad Yassin of Italian architecture studio Yassin Arredia Design teamed

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Murray Legge’s Texas pool house avoids and incorporates tree trunks

Murray Legge Architecture has shaped the roof of this pool-side pavilion to navigate around the twisting trunks of oak trees on a site in East Texas. La Grange Pavilion was created as part of a landscape intervention for a hillside house with vistas over the southern US state’s forest and farmland. The structure shades an

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Office III builds simple open-air welcome centre on Governors Island

US studio Office III has constructed a visitors’ centre for Governors Island in New York City using marine-grade plywood and cedar decking. The pavilion is the first-ever welcome centre for Governors Island, and was added to help tourists better navigate the small island in the city’s harbour. It lies just 800 yards (732 metres) from Manhattan’s southern-most tip, and

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Glowing polycarbonate “lighthouse” designed to rejuvenate industrial stretch of River Thames

London-based studios DK-CM and The Decorators created this pop-up polycarbonate events space to test the waters for long-term cultural programming in the Thames-side town of Erith. The pavilion is located on the waterfront of Erith, a town on the outskirts of Greater London in the borough of Bexley. Made of pink and blue polycarbonate, the Erith Lighthouse

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Students “reinvigorate” traditional bamboo weaving with digital technologies for Sun Room pavilion

Architecture students from the University of Hong Kong created this woven bamboo shelter for farmers in China’s Fujian province by combining age-old weaving techniques with digital design methodologies. Due to its complexity and reliance on skilled labour, the art of bamboo weaving is in steep decline in the region. Students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

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Earthworm-inspired pavilion built in Latvia’s floodplains stages concerts and light shows

Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has built a circular pavilion for open-air music and lighting performances, designed to be reminiscent of an earthworm’s natural habitat. Nature Concert Hall is an interactive, educational multi-media event on nature and sustainable development held each year in a different location in Latvia. Every year is curated with a particular species as its “mascot” and Didzis Jaunzems

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Erwin Wurm’s Fat House installed outside baroque palace in Vienna

An “obese house” by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm has been installed on the lawn outside an 18th-century palace in Vienna. Wurm first created the Fat House in 2003, as a commentary on middle-class consumer culture. It is now on show outside the Upper Belvedere, one of Vienna’s most important examples of baroque architecture. The seven-metre-high sculpture is similar in

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PUP Architects builds rooftop pavilion disguised as warehouse air duct

PUP Architects has installed a “subversive” duct-shaped pavilion on the roof of a canal-side warehouse in east London, to provoke local planning authorities to reconsider the area’s development. The London studio run by Theo Molloy, Chloe Leen and Steve Wilkinson drew up the design for the Architecture Foundation’s new Antepavilion programme, an annual commission sponsored by the property

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WHY wins Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion contest with design featuring undulating roof gardens

American studio wHY Architecture has won a competition to design a new events pavilion overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, with plans for a series of glazed pavilions topped by wave-shaped roof gardens.  wHY partnered with Edinburgh office GRAS on its design for the £25 million Ross Pavilion, which was selected ahead of proposals by six other teams, including BIG, Adjaye Associates and Sou

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Competition: win a book detailing digital fabrication projects across architecture and design

Dezeen is giving away five hardcover copies of Fabricate 2017: Rethinking Design and Construction, which brings together the best architecture and design projects involving digital fabrication. The book is the official supporting publication of Fabricate, the international triennial conference for those working at the intersection of design, architecture, construction and computation. This year’s conference took

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