C3 no.393 (2018-1/6)


– Shenzhen North Station Masterplan_Mecanoo Architecten
– Bajes Kwartier Masterplan_OMA + FABRICations
– Gangnam International Transit Center_Dominique Perrault Architecte + Junglim

Evolving Pavilions
Pavilions: from solid platforms to perched structures_Silvio Carta
– Sun Room Pavilion_Donn Holohan
– Naoshima Port Terminal_SANAA
– 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Pavilion_Gilles Retsin Architecture
– ‘Minima | Maxima’, Expo 2017 Astana_Marc Fornes / Theverymany
– Pavilion for the Nature Concert Hall 2017_Didzis Jaunzems Architecture
– Gallery Pavillion, Work & Talk_Atelier JQTS
– Mpavilion 2017_OMA
– Serpentine Pavilion 2017_Kéré Architecture
– ‘Lumen’, 2017 YAP MoMA PS1_Jenny Sabin Studio
– ‘Pinwheel’, Energy Pavilion_Five Line Projects
– Algae Dome_SPACE10
– The Pause_Ashari Architects

Blurring the Boundaries
Work and Live in the Digital Era
A Place of Work to Live in_Fabrizio Aimar
– House for a Photographer_FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
– Atelier House at Charlote Village_grupoDEArquitetura
– The Guild_RAW Architecture – Realrich Architecture Workshop
– @BATUBATA_Studio Air Putih
– Zen Houses_Petr Stolín Architekt
– Offices and Housing in Strasbourg_Dominique Coulon & Associés
– Studio + Living + Production_Stifter + Bachmann
– RS29 – Residence and Studio Building_Ecker Architekten
– Ctrl + Green_Josean Ruiz Esquíroz + Marta Muñoz
– Francesca Pasquali Archive_Ciclostile Architettura srl
– The Waterdog_Klaarchitectuur



Evolving Pavilions
Pavilions: from solid platforms to perched structures_Silvio Carta

From follies into parks to event-hosting in the courtyards of prestigious buildings, pavilions offer a great opportunity for architects to reflect upon the notion of space, visitor experience, and the role of the architectural components in the overall project. This article explores the relationships between pavilions and their anchoring points to the ground. A selection of projects will be used to reflect on different strategies and patterns that seem to emerge from the most recent architectural production. From OMA in Melbourne to Marc Fornes in Astana, this selection will illustrate how the pavilion as typology is evolving, becoming increasingly more dynamic, flexible, and lighter, with plinths, bases, and platforms as key elements of this transition. The pavilion as a single and easily identifiable structure is gradually becoming something more sophisticated, where the spatialities between the elements (roof, walls, and base) acquire a growing importance. This exploration starts with projects that are characterised by a solid base and clear relation to the ground and concludes with pavilions that emerge as the result of the development of a dynamic and continuous forms.



Blurring the Boundaries
Work and Live in the Digital Era
A Place of Work to Live in_Fabrizio Aimar

Nowadays, the largest sources of gains appear to be, on a continually rising level on the world stage, ideas rather than physical items. To that end, and in order to stimulate creativity and “smarter” approaches, psychology works to soften the boundaries between public and private spheres, leisure and work places, as well as stage and backstage areas. Buildings, as “life-containers”, are inevitably involved in the disruptive challenge that the Digital Era offers to contemporary society in each field. Flexibility and domestication of the volumes, combined with playful patterns and greenery elements, both indoor and outdoor, are, thanks to the advent of the Internet, key facts of this epochal change. Modern informatics tools help users to save more money, time and space with “smart” devices, but, by contrast, a never-ending update of these digital tools risks them getting confused about the ends. Privacy also represents a critical point to analyse, with a view to properly defining building programmes according to user preferences and his/her lifestyle.
In closing, we will leave the readers to reflect on the following extract from Zygmunt Bauman’s book, Liquid Modernity: “In a life ruled by the precept of flexibility, life strategies and plans can be but short-term.”

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