Top 10 ephemeral architecture

Ephemeral architecture has taken a huge dimension in the world of design in recent years. Currently, the representation of architecture has reached its simplest and most effective expression in its communication and function. Always calling on the senses and emotions through forms and materiality, always seeking maximum expressiveness with a minimum of space. Temporary facilities are here to stay.

Today at More With Less we present 10 of the simplest, but no less shocking installations of ephemeral architecture.

Mini Living Forest, a conceptual approach to the cities of the future

On the occasion of the London Design Festival 2016, and following the debate on the cities of the future initiated by MINI at the Milan Mobile Show, the architect Asif Khan has created Mini Living Forest. An installation of ephemeral architecture that poses, in a creative way, alternatives to improve the quality of life of the cities, investigating the “third places”. Intermediate places between home and work space; something private in the public space.



Gjennomsikten, an architecture to contemplate the landscape

Gjennomsikten is the Norwegian word that means “to see through”, and is the name that receives the project realized by Kolaboratoriet in the region of Grenland. An architecture project that is more an intervention in the landscape; a small pavilion located on the bank of the river that invites us to contemplate the environment and remain in it as a meeting point.



On Repeat, a pavilion that explores the power of repetition

Last week the fifteenth edition of the London Design Festival was held; a week in which, once again, the design flooded the streets of the English capital. Within this framework we found an ephemeral installation that caught our attention, not only for its architecture and aesthetics but also for its critical function. This is On Repeat, a pavilion located between two buildings in the Shoreditch district; a consolidated neighborhood as one of the most vibrant and artistic areas of the city.



Ephemeral installation by More with Less

One of the most significant qualities of design is its ability to create sensations in the user and the viewer, a fact that is accentuated when the design object is to change the perception of a daily space, transforming it into something completely different. On the occasion of the Valencia Design Week -Valencia Disseny Week 2016- the creative team of More with less, with young designers Jordi Iranzo y Àngela Montagud has created an ephemeral and conceptual installation inside a beauty salon ; a totally evocative space that converts the hairdressing ritual into an extrasensory experience.



Stove Gallery Emma Thomas, a greenhouse for art

Stove Gallery Emma Thomas is a temporary facility built and located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A project designed to get out of the spaces predestined to art and to be able to adapt it to any other place. This intervention has been carried out by the design and architecture studio mnma.



Le Plongeoir, ephemeral architecture for free expression 

Built within the framework of the Archi 20 micro-architecture festival, Le Plongeoir is a construction, designed by Spray Architecture,, that emerges as an unconventional cabin in the landscape of the Alsatian village of Muttersholtz. With only a surface of 20m², Le Plongeoir is an installation of ephemeral architecture, materialized in wood and corrugated polycarbonate, which responds to basic needs such as shelter, contemplation and rest, within a natural environment.



i29 architects designs as in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

On January 27, Bijenkorf launched a project for a residence for artists, entitled “Room On The Roof.” Room on the Roof is located in the small Bijenkorf tower in Amsterdam, a unique place in the historic heart of the city that has become a cultural refuge. Together with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Bijenkorf has invited national and international artists to work with their projects in the studio, ranging from performances, poetry and art with lights to dance, music, film and photography.



Space lab: search, light and architecture

Kohki hiranuma architect & associates co. finished Space lab in 2008, a project for the University of Tokyo. Space lab carries with it not only the linguistic association of laboratory but also alludes to the research work achieved during 3 years; responding to different problems such as the waste of materials for construction, issues related to the recognition of the environment and its link with the human being, properties of materials and construction techniques.



Hangover Bar, a temporary bar for a music festival

Ignition Festival is an “intergalactic meeting to celebrate music, architecture and nature” held in an old abandoned property in Penafiel – Portugal. In the 2015 edition of this festival Hangover Bar was built, materializing the idea of Nuno Pimenta to get all its infrastructures self-built and in perfect harmony with nature.



 A pavilion in the Gorky Park by KOSMOS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Garage in Moscow started in 2008 as Garage Center for contemporary culture (CCC Garage). It gets its name from its first location: the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage in Moscow. In 2012 he was transferred to Gorky Park in the heart of Moscow. First to a temporary pavilion and finally in 2015 to its first permanent building an old famous restaurant of the Soviet Union built in 1968 and renovated in a museum by OMA.