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Transparent Honeycomb ‘Treehugger’ Pavilion Lights Up the Night in Germany

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 16, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building | No Comments

Situated on a former parking lot beside the Basillica St. Castor in Koblenz, the building is designed to subtly integrate with the surrounding environment. The printed glass facade [1] reflects the trees surrounding the building, helping to blur the boundary between the structure and its position in an urban site. The structure can be dismantled and reassembled once the show is over in October, allowing it to be exhibited in other locations

Hoffman collaborated with One Fine Day [2] and the University of Applied Sciences in Trier [3] to maximize the spatial capacity of the building, allowing it to be used for multiple activities. Tree-like columns constructed from sustainably-sourced timber separate the floor plan, providing space for educational lectures.

At night the intricate structure bursts into light, reacting to physical movements by changing luminosity and color [4].

+ One Fine Day [2]

Via Designblooom [5]

Photos by Roland Borgmann, M√ľnster

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[1] glass facade: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-glass-clad-groot-klimmendaal-rehabilitation-centre-sits-tucked-amongst-the-trees/

[2] One Fine Day: http://o-f-d.net/

[3] University of Applied Sciences in Trier: http://www.fh-trier.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

[4] changing luminosity and color: http://inhabitat.com/color-changing-fukushima-plates-detect-radiation-in-your-food/

[5] Designblooom: http://www.designboom.com

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