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McGill University Students Build Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion Out of Locally-Sourced Materials

McGill University Students Build Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion Out of Locally-Sourced Materials

Built entirely out of locally-sourced materials, the pavilion is a three-dimensional mobius strip that is supported by a triangular truss of plywood and steel elements. The wooden lattice work swoops and

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Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion is a Complex Piece of Street Furniture Made With Local Materials in Montreal

Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion is a Complex Piece of Street Furniture Made With Local Materials in Montreal

Master architecture students from McGill University (along with their supervisors) worked on this project for fifteen months, sourcing all of the necessary materials and technology from within the local

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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Masonic Amphitheatre is a Prefab Stage on a Reclaimed Site in Virginia

Masonic Amphitheatre is a Prefab Stage on a Reclaimed Site in Virginia

Students began working on plans for the Masonic Amphitheatre in the fall of 2011 as part of the third year architecture student program, designbuild/LAB at Virginia Tech. The 16-person team worked with

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Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Make Architects completed the Weihai Pavilion in the spring of 2012 to serve as an information hub and reception area for a new residential development on the island. The pavilion was the first to be

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Bergen Safe House is a Temporary Structure Protected From Fire by a Charred Exterior

Bergen Safe House is a Temporary Structure Protected From Fire by a Charred Exterior

The Bergen Safe House was built in just 4 days as part of the Bergen International Wood Festival in Norway. Created by Dutch architects Max Rink and Simon de Jong and designer Rachel Griffin, the

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Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Built out of timber sticks of different lengths, the welcoming pavilion by Atelier Vecteur, at first glance, is no more than a simple box. But the design team added what they call an "ovoid" to the cube,

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L’Observatoire by CLP Architects Is A Lookout Tower That Blends Into The Forest

L’Observatoire by CLP Architects Is A Lookout Tower That Blends Into The Forest

From a distance, the patterns of the square windows and wood panels in the observatory seem to reflect the way light is filtered through the trees in the surrounding forest. Inside there are three

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First-Year Yale Students Construct a Cool Reflective Pavilion Using Aluminum

First-Year Yale Students Construct a Cool Reflective Pavilion Using Aluminum

During a seminar and design studio, the students set out to apply interesting new computational and material techniques to their building project. What resulted is an airy, reflective pavilion made from

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Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

The Qatar delegation to Rio+20 hired Grimshaw Architects to design a temporary pavilion for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Qatar National Food

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Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

By now you've probably already heard about (or even visited) "oxygen bars" - a phenomenon that first saw the light of day in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Now imagine a future where you could enter portable

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Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

The eco-farm consists of four small-scale public buildings: a club house, a harvest pavilion, a botanical showroom, and an information center. Completed in 2012, the Harvest Pavilion is the first of the

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion is envisioned as an exploration of the past 11 pavilions. Like an archeological dig, the team will root down into the earth to uncover traces of pavilions past and showcase

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Pombal Castle’s Striking Upgrade Forges a Connection to Portuguese History

Pombal Castle’s Striking Upgrade Forges a Connection to Portuguese History

It was important that the new additions to the Pombal castle property had their own identity without detracting from the existing structure. It was also crucial to make it really easy for locals to get to

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Rustic Parasol Pavilion Pops Up Atop Renovated 14th Century Spanish Castle

Rustic Parasol Pavilion Pops Up Atop Renovated 14th Century Spanish Castle

Built like a floating yet solid canopy above the terrace, these structures are welded together, and galss fills the spaces in between. The ceiling and its supporting steel columns are painted white,

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Glowing Red Garnets Pavilion Educates Travelers on Italy’s Timmelsjoch Road

Glowing Red Garnets Pavilion Educates Travelers on Italy’s Timmelsjoch Road

The Timmelsjoch is a well-known high mountain pass that links the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy. The pass has historically been an important route for travel and is now famous

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Burton Street Peace Garden’s Learning Pavilion Was Built From Recycled Materials for $3,900

Burton Street Peace Garden’s Learning Pavilion Was Built From Recycled Materials for $3,900

The Peace Gardens were started by local couple who set out to clean up the area and provide a space where youth could learn about environmental and social justice through hands-on experience. The area was

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Expandable Surface Pavilion Makes Use of Sustainable Fabrication Processes

Expandable Surface Pavilion Makes Use of Sustainable Fabrication Processes

The group's zero-waste construction method relies on a digital design that is cut via a CNC machine into sheet material. These cuts are just simple lines that create no waste off of the sheet and allow it

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Rollercoaster: Louvered Pavilion Snakes Around a Schoolyard Like an Amusement Park Ride

Rollercoaster: Louvered Pavilion Snakes Around a Schoolyard Like an Amusement Park Ride

The school was originally considering a large sculpture to occupy the courtyard as a highlight for the center of the campus. But upon further inspection, they realized the campus lacked a public space for

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Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Image © Beth Zacherle Studio Gang Architects' design for the South Pond Pavilion was inspired by the tortoise shell. It features pre-fabricated wooden planks that have been interconnected and milled

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Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Earlier this summer, Studio Elmo Vermijs was commissioned by Landart 2011 (initiated by Groene Woud and BKKC) to create a meeting place near a farm in Sint Oedenrode, The Netherlands. Inspired by the many

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SCI-Arc’s Billowing Graduation Pavilion Was Made With Giant Knitting Needles

SCI-Arc’s Billowing Graduation Pavilion Was Made With Giant Knitting Needles

The beautiful canopy reached across the cloudless sky, spanning 60 x 110 feet. Oyler Wu enlisted aid from their students to help build the undulating structure, which sheltered the 900 friends and family

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VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

In the Fall of 2010, the student group began research to design the farmer's market, which included a tour of other markets in the area and studies of markets around the world. With the research under

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Miracoco is A Glowing Inflatable Labyrinth That Travels Through Europe

Miracoco is A Glowing Inflatable Labyrinth That Travels Through Europe

The most recent of Architects of Air’s army of luminariums, Miracoco displays how the designers have fine tuned their skills by learning from their previous projects. Designed by Alan Parkinson, a

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Japanese Students Build a Pavilion from Thousands of Fish to Support Tsunami Reconstruction Efforts

Japanese Students Build a Pavilion from Thousands of Fish to Support Tsunami Reconstruction Efforts

Like many cities along the eastern seaboard of Japan affected by the tsunami, Kesennuma is struggling. While there are lots of fish still out swimming in the ocean waiting to be caught, the town's

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Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information,

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Ephemeral All Soul’s Day Pillow Pavilion Puffs Up Using BBQ Smoke

Ephemeral All Soul’s Day Pillow Pavilion Puffs Up Using BBQ Smoke

Recently we covered a variety of temporary structures that are designed to serve a brief artistic purpose. In the spirit of all things sustainable, however, these structures have been built for re-use,

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Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Mobile Cultural Mobilizarte is an ephemeral and itinerant pavilion made up of three elements, all which pack neatly into containers for shipment. A set of scaffolding towers, which are easily assembled,

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Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Danish architects 3XN have created a swirling art installation that features some of the most advanced building and energy-generating technologies on earth. Designed for an exhibit at Louisiana's Museum

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Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Competition

Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Competition

Installed in less than two days by Riether and 6 students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 18 square meter enclosure uses 320 PETG cells. These pre-fabricated cells are locked together into

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