The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils was commissioned by the American Philosophical Society Museum, funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Pollinators Pavilion

Pollinators Pavilion

Playing on the form of the bees’ compound eye, Harrison Atelier’s Pollinators Pavilion produces new habitat for solitary bee species. A first pavilion is under construction at Old Mud Creek Farm, part of Abby Rockefeller’s 2,500 acre farm.

Bodies in Formation

Bodies in Formation

Borne from the complex negotiation between liquid mass and tensile constraint, flexible formwork castings are resonant with material energy. Hard as stone, yet visually supple and fluid, the pre- cast architectural assemblies produced using flexible formwork techniques.

Zern Pavilion

Zern Pavilion

Vlad Kissel has installed Zern’, a wooden, teardrop-shaped pavilion, in one of moscow’s open squares. The structure’s main timber framework also contains other natural materials.

Driftwood Pavilion

Driftwood Pavilion

The Architectural Association School of Architecture has unveiled their 2009 summer pavilion, designed by third year Danecia Sibingo, its undulating form was outside the AA in London’s Bedford Square.

Adaptive Photovoltaic Envelopes

Photovoltaic Envelopes

This study by Prageeth Jayathissa, first presents a performative design environment that combines multiple technological branches into a single automated work-flow.

Funicular Funnel Shell

Funicular Funnel Shell

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Stuttgart used novel structural form-finding methods and simple fabrication techniques to design and construct a mushroom-like structure at the University’s main campus in Stuttgart, Vaihingen.

Stereotomic Models in Architecture

Stereotomic Models

The current research is focused on the implementation of hierarchical porosity in the field of architecture and the use of stereotomic models in order to generate, articulate and evaluate intentional voids in architectural and structural design.

Irori Pavilion

Irori Pavilion

During milan design week 2015, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has collaborated with Kitchenhouse to produce ‘Irori’, a contemporary kitchen space that represents a new way of living. 

Architectural Prototypes

Architectural Prototypes

This doctoral thesis by Jonas Runberger is situated within the digital design field of architecture, and is a continuation of the licentiate thesis Architectural Prototypes: Modes of Design Development and Architectural Practice.

Boulevard Roundabout Pavilion

Roundabout Pavilion

MEAN* or Middle East Architectural Network has proposed an intervention for Expo 2020 Dubai. The Boulevard Roundabout Pavilion, an 8-meter structure, will be an unmissable iconic proposal that welcomes the public to the world event.

3D Printed House

3D Printed House

In 2019, mario cucinella architects and WASP began work on ‘TECLA’ — a 3D-printed habitat made entirely from reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain.

MycoTree spatial branching structure

MycoTree

Invited by curator Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Dirk Hebel’s chair and the Block Research Group designed MycoTree, a naturally grown mycelium structure, for the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism 2017.

God’s Eye Pavilion

God’s Eye

God’s eye is the winning proposal at the Sukkahville 2013 design competition by two students Christina Galanou and Chrystalla Koufopavlou of the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Geometries of Light

Geometries of Light

This research by Ramon Elias Weber aims to create architectural geometries that are driven by performance — in light, energy, and structure.

Botanical Pavilion

Botanical Pavilion

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Australian artist Geoff Nees have created a tactile, circular pavilion using timber collected from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Botanical Pavilion slots together like a puzzle without the need for metal supports.

Tipping Wall

Tipping Wall

The facade of a cooling tower was covered with 10,000 hinged metal channels that fill with water and tip either left or right. When they tip they spill water into the center of the channel below which then tips either left or right. 

Nature and Kinetic Architecture

Nature and Kinetic Architecture

To make a way toward the design of transformable structure for temporary applications, the authors have developed a new type of adaptable structures according to natural forms.

CRAFTING DECISIONS Integrating design, fabrication

Crafting Decisions

In this thesis by Molly Mason, author proposes the integration of robotic fabrication and assembly constraints into the design process to use as drivers for form-finding. The framework for this is created through codifying material processes and assembly logics.

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure is an experimental installation developed by ACTLAB in 2014 and a synthesis of a research on the emergent properties of weaving material system in architecture.

Catalyst Hexshell

Catalyst Hexshell

This project by Matsys was the result of a 4-day workshop taught with Marc Swackhamer at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in March 2012.

3D Print with Clay

3D Printing with Clay

Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario are bringing a whole new meaning to mixed media as they take on both 3D printing and the use of ancient clay building materials.

Wander Wood Pavilion

Wander Wood Pavilion

Robots sliced the interlocking, curved wooden slats that form this sculptural bench, which is currently installed on the campus of the Vancouver’s University of British Columbia.

Wicker Pavilion

Wicker Pavilion

The Wicker Pavilion is designed combining contemporary architecture and traditional craftsmanship. It offers a place for relaxation and meditation in the heart of Jardins de l’Europe in Annecy, France.

Dragon Skin Pavilion

Dragon Skin Pavilion

The Dragon Skin is a robotically fabricated temporary pavilion, installed at the University of British Columbia. It is the result of a workshop hosted by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.

Vaulted Willow Parametric Pavilion

Vaulted Willow

Commissioned by The Edmonton Arts Council and completed on June 18th, 2014 Design & computation: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ Engineering, Vaulted Willow is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells.

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Here you can see Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion on the front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery. The cloud-like structure on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is made from a white lattice of steel poles.

Archimedean Pavilion

Archimedean Pavilion

The Archimedean is a ten-point-five-meter-long, six-meter-wide and three-point-five-meter high pavilion, which was installed on the wooden platform between the schools of Architecture and Building Engineering in the University of Seville.

Kenzo Kuma’s Parametric Pavilion

Kenzo Kuma’s Pavilion

A spiral structure pointing towards the sky. This is Kengo Kuma’s latest beautiful project in Harumi, Tokyo. The structure is a pavilion for shows and concerts built using a steel frame filled with laminated wood panels.