These designs appealed because of their geometric patterning and translucent nature.

5 – DIMENSION PAVILLION. Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Icelandic artist Einar Thorsteinn designed this pavillion based on five-fold symmetry (a symmetry which incorporates the Golden Ratio). It is made from stainless steel and can be easily transported. The transparency visually extends the enclosed space.

ORIBE TEA HOUSE. Designed by Kenga Kuma this minimalist Japanese Tea House is constructed from 5mm thick corrugated polycarbonate ribs at 65mm spacing, attached to each other with removable bonding bands. The structure can therefore be dismantled and easily moved. From one angle the structure looks like a translucent solid from the other a transparent screen.

VOROMURO designed by Office dA is constructed from sheets of petg ( glycolised polyethylene terephthalate ) bent and rivetted together.

TECHNICOLOUR BLOOM designed by Elbo Group,  is intricately cut from plywood. The outside surfaces are white, whilst the inner are painted magenta, yellow and blue, which gives subtle refractions of colour onto the exterior.

VOUSSOIR  CLOUD, designed by IwamotoScott Architecture in conjunction with engineers Buro Happold. It is a compressive structure made from ultra light materials, the smaller elements have more strength so these are grouped at the column bases and along the ribs of the arches, whilst the domes are made of larger elements and have a much more open feeling. The material used is thin, almost translucent, wood laminate folded along curved lines to create triangular dished cells.

About Frances and Kyle

We are 3rd year Interior and Environmental Design Students at DOJCAD, at the University of Dundee.
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