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Pop-Up Pavilions: 15 Playful Temporary Architecture Installations

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

Pavilions are like playgrounds for architects and designers, allowing them to show off what they can do when they really set their imaginations free. Unfettered by the typical limitations of a permanent structure, they can experiment with new materials and processes, potentially producing innovations they can apply to other structures. These pavilions are often subversive in the urban environment, too, taking over public spaces and giving them back to the people or creating micro housing that falls within grey areas of the law.

Transforming Street Cinema in Venice by Omri Revesz

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Yellow Torso) . 1991 + Tate One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental. Tate _

Time Inc. by Bradley Johnson Design | Office facilities

An environment that nurtures the creative culture of the UK’s leading publisher of print and online content. BJD transformed what was a very standard cat A office space into a dynamic and quirky workplace for 600 staff, mostly creative content editors for Time Inc’s lifestyle and home brands. There are a multitude of work-settings to inspire and support various activities. Each of the 450 desks are only steps from one of the six unique coffee bars, and several formal and informal meeting areas or heads-down quiet work zones. The first floor features access to a 100 square meter atrium used for everything from town hall meetings to morning yoga classes and lunchtime cafe seating. The project was completed from brief to build in only three months to the great satisfaction of staff and stakeholders alike.  The existing mineral fiber tiles were removed from the grid to expose the slab and services above, while leaving the grid in place to support the base build light fittings. Press… continue