An interesting facet of contemporary architecture is the ephemeral slope of some projects. In this Top 5 of Architectural Installations we want to show you examples of how to build more with less. From installations for exhibitions in art galleries to pavilions for events and festivals of design and architecture, the projects that we show you below do not leave anyone indifferent.
We want to start this Top 5 of Architectural Installations with the Pavilion of the Origins by Hung Nguyen Architects. It is an intervention of architecture thought mainly as a critic to the contamination that undergoes the city of Hanoi, in Vietnam. The metal installation is designed to detail to house different plants that purify the air, and thus reconcile the human being with nature.
Estufa Galeria Emma Thomas is a temporary installation, designed by architects MNMA studio built and located in São Paulo, Brazil. The project is designed to get out of conventional spaces that are predestined to art. The minimalist functionality of the box created by these architects is so versatile that it could be adapted to any other place.
No sex was a performance installation created for Milan’s design week of 2016, where the artists Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari showed their lucid and intense personal research of the world around us. The installation is a vision of the society in which we live, about the manias and fashions of contemporary life.
Continuing with the Top 5 of Architectural Installations, we now show you a mixture between the sculptural and architectural. The Infinite Bridge, by Gjøde&Povlsgaard Arkitekter, is an installation built for the “Sculpture by the sea 2015”, an international biennial exhibition held in the city is located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, and its surroundings. Accustomed to working between art and architecture, in this project the architects wanted to recover the experience of enjoying at the same time the urban landscape and nature.
Finally, we want to include the On Repeat project, the collaboration between Universal Design Studio and The Office Group. The pavilion, located between two buildings in the district of Shoreditch, was designed for the 15th London Design Festival with a common goal: to design a space to help people to be more productive and creative, in a consolidated neighborhood as one of the most vibrant and artistic of the city.