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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Laisné Roussel creates white mesh tower featuring two plant-covered slides

Dezeen promotion: Parisian architecture studio Laisné Roussel took cues from greenhouses to design this white metal tower filled with plants for the first architecture biennale in Lyon, France. Laisné Roussel’s Flower Pavilion was installed in front of the La Sucrière contemporary art building, marking the entrance to the inaugural Biennale d’Architecture of Lyon, which took place in the French

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All four seasons coexist in Milan garden proposed by Carlo Ratti

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans for a covered garden in Milan, which would use climate-control technology to allow visitors to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter at any time of year. Carlo Ratti Associati designed The Garden of the Four Seasons to offer city-dwellers a closer glimpse of nature’s cycles. Summer, winter, autumn and spring are represented by four

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Studio Morison installs origami-like “pineapple” in Berrington Hall’s 18th-century garden

Artistic duo Studio Morison has erected a pink pavilion shaped like an origami pineapple in the centre of the 18th-century walled garden of the Berrington Hall country estate in Herefordshire, England. Local artists Heather and Ivan Morison were asked to design a contemporary structure that would attract visitors and kickstart fundraising for the restoration of Berrington Hall’s walled garden. The construction

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Sandwich creates “ship-shaped” art pavilion in Fukuyama to commemorate deaths at sea

Hundreds of thousands of wooden shingles cover the contoured form of this pavilion in the grounds of Japan’s Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens, which is designed to evoke the shape of a ship’s hull. The Kohtei pavilion was added to the gardens in the campus of Tenshinzan Shinshoji temple in Fukuyama city, Hiroshima, which was established as a tribute

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Mecanoo installs golden pavilion with scooped roofline on 17th-century Dutch estate

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has created a golden hued events pavilion with a broad scooped roof in the grounds of a historic chateau near Maastricht. Mecanoo’s addition provides conference and meeting room facilities for the estate, which includes a chateau and manor farm built in the 1660s, as well as the St Gerlachus Church and a farmstead, which date to the

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SelgasCano creates undulating pavilion from sheets of corrugated plastic in Cognac courtyard

Spanish architecture studio SelgasCano has unveiled its first commission in France – a vast pavilion of translucent waves that fills the courtyard of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell in Cognac. Spread across 1,340 square metres in the venue’s extensive courtyard, the pavilion is made up of 31 rows of undulating steel structures covered with a sheer translucent polyester and fibreglass

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AA Design & Make students test the limits of timber in tensile woodland canopy

A sculptural, tensile timber canopy has been constructed in Dorset woodland by five students from the Architectural Association as part of the school’s Design & Make programme. Built on the school’s Hooke Park forest campus in Dorset, England, Sawmill Shelter provides rain cover for the campus’ sawmill and its operator. However, it also forms part of

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David Adjaye, BIG and Sou Fujimoto compete to build Edinburgh Ross Pavilion

David Adjaye’s temple-like canopy, Bjarke Ingels’ looped auditorium and Sou Fujimoto’s spiralling pathway are among the seven shortlisted proposals for an events pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flanagan Lawrence, PagePark Architects, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and wHY Architecture have also been shortlisted for the Ross Pavilion at West Princes Street Gardens, a public park set below Edinburgh castle.

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Serpentine Pavilion glows at night to “attract people to come and celebrate” says Diébédo Francis Kéré

In an exclusive Dezeen movie, Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains how the colour of his Serpentine Pavilion and the way it lights up at night are references to his childhood in Burkina Faso. Kéré’s oval-shaped structure features a courtyard enclosed by curving walls made from stacked wooden blocks, sheltered by a large, slatted timber roof. The

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Drone footage captures Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s wooden pavilion is captured from above in this drone footage shot by Dezeen at the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 press preview this morning in London. Kéré’s structure is enclosed by curved walls made up of stacked wooden blocks and a slatted-timber canopy with an opening above a small courtyard. The form of the roof is inspired by a

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion photographed by Jim Stephenson

These images by architectural photographer Jim Stephenson offer an in-depth look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, an indigo-blue structure designed by Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré. Stephenson took the photographs at a press preview of the pavilion this morning, ahead of its official opening on 23 June. The oval-shaped structure, designed by Berlin- and Burkina Faso-based Kéré, is defined by curving indigo-blue

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Diébédo Francis Kéré unveils Serpentine Pavilion containing a waterfall-cum-courtyard

African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has unveiled this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, an indigo-blue structure with a latticed canopy and a courtyard at its centre that will be transformed into a waterfall when it rains. Kéré is the 17th architect to take on the annual commission for the pavilion, which is erected each summer outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens.

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Architects unveil energy-themed pavilions at Astana Expo 2017

The Astana Expo opened to the public last week in the Kazakhstani capital. These images by architectural photographer Paul Raftery reveal the myriad pavilions on display, including the UK offering designed by Asif Khan and Brian Eno.  Raftery took the photographs at the opening of the Astana Expo 2017, where over 100 countries are presenting exhibitions and pavilions under the theme Future Energy.

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Student builds pavilion on campus of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture school

Architecture student Jaime Inostroza has built a tiny pavilion on the campus of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, offering occupants framed views of the Arizona desert. Inostroza recently graduated from the architecture school – previously called the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – which is based at a house designed by the prolific American architect in Scottsdale. Inostroza was one of

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OMA designs adaptable amphitheatre for fourth MPavilion in Melbourne

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague David Gianotten have unveiled plans to create a reconfigurable amphitheatre topped by a translucent, floating roof for this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne. The two architects plan to create a “theatre for ideas” in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for the fourth edition of MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to London’s Serpentine

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Information technology pavilion in Moscow features circuit-board-patterned walls

The fibreglass-concrete facades of this technology centre in Moscow, designed by architecture practice Wall, are imprinted with a pattern based on the conductive tracks of circuit boards.  Moscow-based Wall, a studio led by architects Arakelyan Ruben and Navasardyan Ayk, designed the Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department for the city’s exhibition centre and amusement park VDNH. Also known as Pavilion

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Swiss architecture students design and build wooden events pavilion beneath Zurich overpass

Two hundred architecture students from a Lausanne university designed and built this events pavilion in Zurich, using lengths of timber to create a towering staircase, undulating seating and projection screens. Conceived by first-year students taking part in Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace (ALICE) – a summer workshop at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – the 240-square-metre structure was erected under an overpass in the Swiss

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School children design and build green den with moving walls for Hull allotment

Architectural educationalists Matt+Fiona worked with school pupils in the city of Hull to design and build a classroom with pivoting walls on their allotment. The green timber pavilion was created as part of the Made in Oakfield project, which was devised by architect Matthew Springett and educator Fiona MacDonald. It allowed pupils aged between 11 and 16

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Christ & Gantenbein uses green curtains to merge a pavilion with its parkland setting

Designed by Basel-based studio Christ & Gantenbein for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany, this simple pavilion features a corrugated metal roof and retractable canvas walls. The pavilion was erected in the town’s Luthergarten park to host a presentation on Swiss Protestantism as part of a show named World Reformation Exhibition. Dozens of

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John Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery informs summer pavilion for London Festival of Architecture

IF_DO has designed a mirrored events pavilion in the grounds of John Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, which was unveiled this morning ahead of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Designed by London-based practice IF_DO to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the gallery’s opening, the Dulwich Pavilion features reflective panels that mirror the building’s brick

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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All-pink Silent Room creates quiet sanctuary beside a Beirut highway

Lebanese designer Nathalie Harb created this pavilion for Beirut Design Week to give residents of the city access to silence. The pink wooden structure, dubbed the Silent Room, sits on a parking lot beside a busy highway in Beirut. It is intended to provide residents and visitors with a “cocoon-like environment” to escape the surrounding

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AAU Anastas and GSA Research Laboratory use digital technologies to create self-supporting stone pavilion

Three hundred individually cut and mutually supporting stone pieces form this latticed canopy in Jericho, which was developed as a prototype to demonstrate new possibilities for building with stone. Stonematters is part of an exploration into stone construction techniques developed by Scales – the research department of Bethlehem studio AAU Anastas – and the Geometrie

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Jaime Hayon combines Caesarstone with stained glass to create colourful Stone Age Folk pavilion

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon explains how traditional marquetry techniques informed his Stone Age Folk pavilion in this movie Dezeen filmed for Caesarstone during Milan design week. Caesarstone’s Stone Age Folk exhibition, which ran from 4 to 8 April during Milan design week, featured a pavilion by Hayon constructed within the ballroom of Palazzo Serbelloni, a

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Drones and robots weave carbon-fibre pavilion based on moth webs

Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart have used robots and drones to weave this carbon-fibre pavilion, which is based on the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae. The 12-metre-long cantilevering structure known as the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/7 is made from over 180 kilometres of woven resin-impregnated glass -and carbon-fibre. It is latest in an annual pavilion

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Wooden pool house by Amantea Architects provides privacy for Canadian family

Toronto firm Amantea Architects has built a pool house in the garden of an Ontario home to provide washing and changing facilities, while blocking views from a neighbouring property. The project involved constructing a pavilion at the end of the plot in King’s City, which is owned by a family of four. A row of

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BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion finds permanent home in Vancouver

The “unzipped wall” designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission in London will eventually be re-erected in Downtown Vancouver. Canadian developer Westbank, which was a major sponsor of the pavilion, revealed its plans to bring the structure to its home city exclusively to Dezeen. Danish architect Ingels also confirmed the

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Snøhetta presents memorial arch to Desmond Tutu at Design Indaba

Snøhetta has revealed a prototype of an arch in honour of South African social-rights activist Desmond Tutu, which will be built near the National Parliament in Cape Town. Developed as a partnership between Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta and Johannesburg office Local Studio, the Memorial Arch was unveiled during the finale of the Design Indaba 2017 conference in Cape Town.

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Bartlett students propose self-supporting pavilion made from felt

A group of MAarch students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have devised a method of turning felt into load-bearing structures that they hope to build into an fabric pavilion. The Flextiles project focused on developing a design system using a composite of felt fibres and expandable foam for reinforcement. Students Noura Mheid, Hameda Janahi,

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost buildings could be brought back to life

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative plans to resurrect the architect’s demolished or unbuilt projects, starting with a pavilion in Banff, Canada. The organisation wants to celebrate the lost work of the renowned American architect by using his drawings to construct the buildings anew, and raising the funds to do so. The Frank Lloyd Wright

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Architecture students build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. The pavilion, designed by students Sandra Gressung, Sascha Ritschel and Tobias Vogel, provides a sheltered communal area for refugees arriving in the camp located on the former US Army’s Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim. Eighteen students from

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Diébédo Francis Kéré reveals tree-inspired design for Serpentine Pavilion 2017

African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has been selected to design this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, which is set to feature a roof that mimics a tree canopy and a central waterfall. Kéré – who is based between his home town of Gando, Burkino Faso, and an office in Berlin – will create the 17th edition of the annual pavilion commission, which

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OMA named to design Melbourne’s 2017 MPavilion

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Dutch firm OMA have been unveiled as the designers of the 2017 MPavilion, an annual commission billed at Australia’s answer to the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Koolhaas and Gianotten’s MPavilion will be OMA’s first completed project in Australia, located in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It will be the fourth edition of the annual pavilion project sponsored by

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Do Do uses ceramic scraps to overhaul shop and gallery for Japanese porcelain brand

Tokyo-based studio Do Do has used remnants of porcelain to update this ceramics shop and gallery in northwest Japan, and create a new pavilion for hosting workshops. The Ōyane shop and gallery is located in Hasami, a town in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture that has produced pottery for around 400 years. It occupies the ground and basement

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Jaime Hayon mashes up architectural styles for Stockholm Furniture Fair pavilion

Spanish designer Jaime Hayón is making forays into architecture, with this pop-up pavilion at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and a more large-scale project in the pipeline. The pavilion is in place to host the Hayón DNA gallery, a mini retrospective of Hayón’s work. The designer is the guest of honour at this year’s Stockholm Furniture

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ETH Zurich students create robot-built pavilion with a skin of wooden shingles

This shingled timber pavilion was created by masters students on ETH Zurich’s Digital Fabrication course, after developing robotic fabrication techniques to minimise the waste involved in its construction. The structure was designed and built by students and professors at the Gramazio Kohler Research lab at the Swiss University, as part of ongoing research into the

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Kengo Kuma installs teahouse on Vancouver roof terrace

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed a pavilion for hosting traditional tea ceremonies on the deck of a Vancouver tower, coinciding with an exhibition of his work across the street. Kuma’s teahouse is installed on the 19th floor of Shaw Tower, on the terrace of a show apartment that overlooks both the city’s Downtown district

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Atelier Deshaus creates glass and steel tea house for Shanghai garden

A ring of benches is suspended from the roof of this glass-walled tea house, created by Atelier Deshaus beside a landscaped garden in Shanghai’s West Bund. Locally based Atelier Deshaus designed the tea house for a small garden plot adjoining the offices of a fashion brand. The previously unexploited 110-square-metre yard contains a pair of staircases at either end that ascend to

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Selgascano-designed pavilion transformed into school for Kenya’s Kibera slum

A colourful pavilion designed by Spanish architect duo Selgascano has been shipped from a Copenhagen art museum to Africa’s largest slum, where it now serves as a school for 600 orphaned children. As revealed in these exclusive photographs by Iwan Baan, the pavilion constructed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has been

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Li Hao uses mirrored glass and bamboo for reflective pavilion in southern China

Architect Li Hao has clad this bamboo and wood pavilion in mirrored glass to reflect the historic town in southern China that it faces. Beijing-based Li Hao designed and built the pavilion for a spot on the north bank of the Longxi River that runs past the old town of Longli in southeast Guizhouthe. The wall facing the town mimics

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SOM creates Christmas tree alternative at Denmark’s Utzon Center

Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed this latticed pavilion in lieu of a Christmas tree for the courtyard of a building designed by the late Jørn Utzon in Aalborg, Denmark. The Alternative Christmas Tree Sculpture is installed at the Utzon Center, the final building to be designed by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon before his death in 2008.

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Students erect arching bamboo events pavilion in Hong Kong

Bent bamboo poles and translucent fabric make up this curving events pavilion in Hong Kong, designed and built by architecture students. The ZCB Bamboo Pavilion was designed to host a series of events, exhibitions and performances that promote low-carbon living and construction. The pavilion accompanies a zero-carbon building occupied by the Construction Industry Council in Kowloon Bay, to the north

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Scott Kyson combines charred timber with smoked glass for garden pavilion

This small garden pavilion, created by British architect Scott Kyson as a playhouse for his children, is covered in sheets of smoked glass and lined in lengths of charred larch. The founder of London-based Studio Kyson designed and constructed Treehouse for his three children, who are aged between four and eight. This video created by studio Grain shows

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Competition: win a book exploring contemporary pavilion architecture

Dezeen has teamed up with publishing house Thames & Hudson to give readers the opportunity to win one of five copies of The New Pavilions book. A new release from the global publisher, The New Pavilions features a carefully curated collection of architectural pavilions from around the world. Architecture writer Philip Jodidio has compiled the book,

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen uses octagonal drums to build skinny tower

There is only enough room for one person inside this tall skinny pavilion that Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has built in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen stacked up 10 octagonal drums to build the wooden tower – hence the name, Deci Pavilion. In keeping, the seven-metre-tall structure

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Sliding walls create various layouts inside Garden House by Caspar Schols

Timber and glass walls slide along runners to reveal or enclose this gabled garden shed in Eindhoven, designed and built by Caspar Schols as a hobby space for his mother. Schols designed the pavilion with no formal architecture training after his mother asked for a pavilion that could be used for dinner parties with friends, theatre performances by her grandchildren, painting and meditating. The

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Architects question authorship with Lisbon Triennale pavilion

This pavilion created for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale mishmashes the architectural styles of three studios to question authorship. The studios created the pavilion named Form Is Form by raiding the back catalogue of each other’s work. The structure features mono-pitched, vaulted and cubic forms that echo the work of American studio Johnston Marklee, Portuguese office Nuno Brandão Costa and Belgian

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Floating wooden pavilion designed by students to deal with forest flooding in Estonia

Estonian interior architecture students designed this floating timber pavilion to provide a shelter, sauna and campfire for visitors to the Soomaa National Park wetlands during flooding (+ slideshow). The students from the Estonian Academy of Arts collaborated with Tallinn-based architecture firm b210 to design and build the floating structure named Veetee, which translates as waterway. They created it during More

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Max Gerthel Studio covers former junkyard in Beijing hutong with inflatable canopy

Beijing Design Week 2016: Max Gerthel Studio has created an events pavilion that inflates and deflates to mimic a breathing octopus – joining the ranks of design practices to have made inflatable pavilions (+ movie). The Beijing-based studio created the structure to serve as an events pavilion for the Baitasi hutong area. It transformed a gated square, usually overflowing with trash, into a playful space More

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Studio Mumbai presents MPavilion 2016 built using seven kilometres of bamboo

Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain has unveiled his completed MPavilion in Melbourne – a square structure built from bamboo and wood, but not the cow dung originally planned (+ slideshow). The Indian architect used seven kilometres of bamboo, 50 tonnes of stone and 26 kilometres of rope to create this year’s MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to More

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Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta’s Reindeer Observation Pavilion in Norway

This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway’s Dovre Mountains. Completed in late 2011, the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography. Visitors to the pavilion More

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Asif Khan creates “space in between” homes and workplaces with Forests installation for MINI

London Design Festival 2016: in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen for MINI, the brand’s Oke Hauser explains why they worked with architect Asif Khan to install plant-filled pavilions across east London. Khan’s Forests installation for MINI consisted of three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants, which were constructed across Shoreditch for London Design Festival last week. The More

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Mirrored viewing platform by Natura Futura is disguised against the Ecuadorean landscape

Projecting over a hillside in the Ecuadorean countryside, this small mirrored viewpoint was designed by Natura Futura Arquitectura as a rest stop for hikers (+slideshow). The Los Rios-based studio positioned The Invisible Portal on a trail that runs between Guaranda and Babahoyo in the Andes mountains. The 13-square-metre structure is made from wood but covered in mirrored panels that reflect the mist-filled valley More

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Inflatable black nightclub created by Bureau A for Federation of Swiss Architects

Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable PVC nightclub to host the annual party of the Federation of Swiss Architects (+ slideshow). Named Shelter, the black blow-up building contains a bar and a dance floor, as well as an assortment of inflatable furniture that includes seating, tables and a DJ booth. Everything is made out of More

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