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Recreation Architecture

7.5

Pavilion of Reflections for Manifesta 11 / Studio Tom Emerson

This summer 2016, Zurich will host the eleventh edition of Manifesta, one of the world’s most important biennials for contemporary art. The event’s central presentation platform will be set up on Lake Zurich, near Bellevue – the Pavillon of Reflections, a floating island with an open-air cinema and integrated swimming pool, which will constitute a new temporary landmark in the city...
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Salling Tower / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The viewing tower and landmark of Aarhus Harbour in Denmark is shaped like a sharp origami paper cut. It elegantly rests on a 3 square meter foot print, making the heavy white body of steel seem effortless. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city...
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 / BIG – Bjarke Ingels

The Serpentine today reveals the designs for its expanded Architecture Programme for 2016: the 16th annual Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). BIG’s design uses modular elements to create organic shapes: 1,802 elongated composite fiberglass frames are stacked to form two enclosing walls that are pushed outward or “unzipped,” to create a contoured, cavernous interior filled with simple geometric seating and a sculptural exterior...
7.3

The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato architects of San Antonio designed the facility to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous international green-building certification. The stringent Living Building Challenge requirements for Net Zero Water and Ecological Water Flow are met by treating wastewater onsite to reuse for irrigation and employing a water feature to reduce peak flows while creating an aesthetic amenity...
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Water Tower Renovation / META-Project

META-Project adaptively renovated the water tower in an attempt to engage community life. Located in the campus of a rundown military factory, and the water tower is re-interpreted and transformed into a new type of ‘public folly’ - an ambiguous built object that transcends the common usage to which it belongs, and suggests some other public purpose...
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Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall / The Harris Partnership

New build treehouse including conference / banqueting facilities, bar & meeting room, situated in the grounds of Bowcliffe Hall. Designed and built with meticulous attention to detail, the copper and glass masterpiece pays tribute to aviation hero Robert Blackburn,..
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MPavilion 2015 / AL_A-Amanda Levete Architects

The 2015 MPavilion designed by British practice Amanda Levete Architects has opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the city’s cultural hub of the The Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria. A unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. The canopy be a series of three and five-meter wide petals made out of ultra-thin, translucent CFRP composites, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze...

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 / SelgasCano

Serpentine Galleries celebrates the 15 anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission with a design by Spanish architects selgascano. Selgascano’s design for the 15th Pavilion reveals an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing...

COSMO-MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Winner / Andrés Jaque Architects

The temporary outdoor architecture installation at MoMA PS1 will be addressing the issue of increasingly scarce water supplies worldwide in an innovative, amazing way. Spanish architect Andrés Jaque has won this year’s Young Architects Program (YAP) competition, with his plans to turn the courtyard of the New York gallery into a water filtration plant...
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Acoustic Shells / Flanagan Lawrence Architects

These Acoustic Shells were designed by London studio Flanagan Lawrence to facilitate community events and provide residents of the West Sussex town with a scenic resting spot on the edge of a sunken garden. Flanagan Lawrence developed the design after winning an architectural competition organised by Littlehampton Town Council in 2012. It called for a "Stage by the Sea" that would "provide a high quality landmark structure forming the focal point of Littlehampton's Greensward"...
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Åkrafjorden / Snøhetta

This mountain hunting lodge is situated on the edge of the Åkrafjorden fjord in western Norway and was a unique undertaking for Oslo-based firm Snøhetta. A tiny cabin dissolves into the rocky, heather-shrouded terrain. The shelter, built for prominent businessman Osvald Bjelland to use during hunting excursions...