Andrew Michler

PHOTOS: Beautiful Times Eureka Pavilion Mimics the Structure of a Leaf

by , 06/02/11

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Main branches made from wooden spruce panels are interconnected to form the building’s main support system, and smaller wooded cells or cassettes are inserted into the spaces, mimicking the Epidermal cellular structure of a leaf. Plastic strips are coiled into round forms, abstracting the internal cells. The plastic elements diffuse daylight as it enters the pavilion, giving the interior space a sense of intimacy.

The roof is covered in glass and rainwater is channeled through the pavilion’s “veins” and diffused directly into the ground. The installation will be moved from its temporary home to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

+ Marcus Barnett Landscape Architects

+ NEX Architecture

Via World Architecture News

Photos © NEX

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  1. ropachon1 May 25, 2011 at 4:16 am

    I really enjoy good solid architecture when I see it because it is the consequence of a process of conscious analysis and creativity and the end product delivers a clear functional and beautiful message to final user and the environment where it belongs, and this is a wonderful example of it.
    I can’t say the same about a lot of examples where published today where form is above all considerations, thanks to popular good abused 3D Cad Software. This new trend in contemporary design should be called “3D Sculptural Architecture” and will last, I hope, the same as Neoclassic architecture RIP .

  2. lbdfl4 May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    This is a very interesting building! I would love to see it from the inside.

    I saw something similar in the structure of the Petronas Towers when placed side by side Karl Blossfeldt’s photogravure, plate #3.

    http://bit.ly/grqevy

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