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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

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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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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Plan B was asked by the fair organizers to construct a temporary pavilion built with materials donated by companies participating in the fair. These materials included a diverse mixture of same-sized

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Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

The semi-permanent pavilion, designed by Manuel Gross, Patrik Staub, Yannick Vorberg and Stefan Vetsch will be located in Toronto's waterfront district serving as the awards pavilion for the games, and

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MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

When coming up with their proposal for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, MASS DESIGN GROUP asked themselves: How can architects add the most lasting social and economic value to a place? Their answer

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The Lantern Pavilion: Glowing Contemporary Architecture Made of Sustainable Timber

The Lantern Pavilion: Glowing Contemporary Architecture Made of Sustainable Timber

Sandnes was named one of the 'Cultural Capitals' of Europe in 2008 and the city wanted to promote the innovative use of sustainable timber in contemporary architecture in the public domain through a

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Shimmering Exhale Pavilion Illuminates Art Basel Miami Beach

Shimmering Exhale Pavilion Illuminates Art Basel Miami Beach

Exhale Pavilion was designed to complement evening programs at Art Basil Miami Beach, which include video and performance pieces as well as an impressive DJ lineup during the fair. The piece opened

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