Mauka + Makai House by FLOAT

FLOAT architectural research and design have designed a home with 2 pavilions named Mauka (Hawaiian word for “inland toward the mountains”) and Makai (Hawaiian word for seaward). Photography by Olivier Koning via Contemporist


Calming Glass Tea House Mondrian Pavilion in Venice by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto designed this calming ‘Glass Tea House Mondrian’ located in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice using wood, glass and water as a pavilion. The structure consists of an open-air landscape courtyard and an enclosed glass cube. [via designboom]


Unique Fukita Pavilion by Ryue Nishizawa That Literally Brings You Closer to Nature

Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa literally brings you closer to nature with his ‘Fukita Pavilion’ in Kagawa, Japan. Built among the trees in the middle of the city’s residential area, the structure offers an intimate connection with the environment. It is composed of two sweeping curved planes that are pierced by a single tree that runs through the floor and roof surfaces. Photos by jacomejp via designboom


Kaleidoscopic Pavilion in Iowa by Olafur Eliasson

The ‘Panoramic Awareness Pavilion’ was created by Olafur Eliasson and is currently installed at the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. With the installation, Eliasson continues to explore the boundaries of light and color that will intensify the experience of viewers on his works while altering their perception of their surrounding environment. Each panel has been designed with a reflective coating that makes it […]


Fascinating Pavilions by Schmidt Hammer Lassen at the Shanghai West Bund Biennial

Multi-awarded Scandinavian Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects have been commissioned by the Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art to participate in its annual art and architecture festival which will run until the 19th of December. The firm has created two different pavilions – the daylight-filled buildings and the Cloud pavilion. The first one is a series of three steel and glass boxes set under the walkway to be […]


Uniquely Stunning ‘The Tales Pavilion’ by Luca Nichetto

Venetian designer Luca Nichetto has design this relatively stunning pavilion called ‘The Tales’ in Lido Garden, Beijing, China. Description of ‘The Tales Pavilion’: If one had to describe the relationship between Venetian designer Luca Nichetto and the Tales enterprise in only one word, it would be “emotion.” What brought these two lovers of design together is nothing short of a cocktail of right timing, trust, a twist of luck, and the mutual […]


Fascinating ‘Paper Space’ Installation in London

The ‘Paper Space’ installation is currently being featured in this 100% Design event. Studio Glowacka in collaboration with Maria Fulford Architects created the artwork to serve as a hub for the pavilions area and provide a space for international events, talks and debates. Description by the artists: Studio Glowacka were asked to create a standout architectural installation to provide a space for international events, talks and debates. The hub needed to resonate with […]


Spellbinding Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto

Award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto  was invited to design the Pavilion, a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery 2013.  The three-dimensional structure occupies  some 357 square-meters of  lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery.  Each unit comprises fine steel bars of 800 and 400 mm rectangles forming a semi-transparent, irregular canopy. It has two entrances and a series of stepped terraces that provide seating areas for visitors. The Pavilion may […]


Free Flow Design of Home for Contemplation

London based studio Paul Archer Design have designed the Jindals’ Pavilion, completed in 2007. Jindal’s Pavilion by Paul Archer Design: The client required a space for meditation; something inward looking, yet closely tuned to the site. Occupying the end of a long garden, it was originally conceived as an enclosure of four outer stone walls one of which folds over to form the roof. The wall and roof planes were not allowed to […]


Classy Nike Camp Victory Pavilion

Yes, a logo really has something to do with the success of a company and yes Nike is a living proof of the saying, the simpler the better. With a simple swoosh, everything fell into place and it’s classic. The Nike Camp Victory Pavilion in Haward Field, Oregon was designed by Skylab Architecture. There’s a certain element of class in this structure which was serves as a tribute in recognition of the company’s dedication to athletic product design as […]