Saturday, 25 September 2010

Nine Problems in the Form of a Pavilion published

The book on the pavilion is now available in all leading bookshops and Amazon. Edited by Alan Dempsey and Yusuke Obuchi, with contributions from Alvin Huang, Brett Steele, Patrik Schumacher, Hanif Kara, Wolfgang Rieder and Charles Jencks.

From Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion to the Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer pavilions designed by architects such as Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas, the production of pavilions has been at the forefront of architectural experimentation. Because of their temporary nature and loose functional requirements, pavilions can be realised as a pure expression space and material organisation. Though not automatically categorised as great works of architecture, pavilions have nonetheless provided a vital platform for challenging current practice and facilitating its future evolution.

Designed by Alan Dempsey and Alvin Huang, and realised with students as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the AA’s Design Research Laboratory, the [C]space DRL TEN Pavilion is one of those built projects that push architectural convention, structural engineering and the building materials industry. A full scale construction that represents a rare collaboration between academia and industry, the pavilion brought together digital explorations in architectural design with advanced structural calculations based on non-linear analysis and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

This book recounts the story of the creation of the Pavilion and identifies the key problems encountered during its successful design and realisation. Though grounded in the specific experience of the pavilion, the book argues that these problems are common to broader contemporary design to production workflows and how they are addressed will have a major influence on future architectural pedagogy and practice.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

[C]space leaves the AA

Next stop Singapore..... watch this space.
Thanks to Valerie Bennet for all the great photos over the last few months.

Monday, 15 September 2008

[C]Space 4 Sale...

[C]Space will be auctioned off by internationally reknowned auction house Phillips de Prury & Company on 25 September 2008.  More information below:

AUCTION  25  September  2008  2pm
Howick Place  London  SW1P 1BB

Proceeds from 17 lots will benefit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. These lots have been handpicked by independent curator, Francis Sultana and all proceeds will benefit the NSPCC treatment and therapeutic services.

Viewing 16 - 25 September
Tuesday 16  6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19, 10am - 6pm
Saturday 20 - Sunday 21,  12pm - 6pm
Monday 22 - Wednesday 24, 10am - 6pm
Thursday 25  10am - 2pm

Enquiries  Alexander Payne  
+44 20 7318 4052 London  +1 212 940 1268  New York

+44 20 7318 4039 London   +1 212 940 1240 New York

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Advances in Architectural Geometry

Alan will present [C]space and other recent work at the innaugral 'Advances in Architectural Geometry' conference in Vienna on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 September. The conference will take place in the Austrian Academy of Sciences and other speakers include Charles Walker from Zaha Hadid who also provided some assistance on the pavilion. Full details can be found on the conference website.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Pavilion construction

Yusuke has posted a time lapse video of the construction process on You Tube

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

[C]space Pavilion, Bedford Square

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

London Festival of Architecture

Pavilion, originally uploaded by erase.

Pavilion, originally uploaded by erase.

Monday, 7 July 2008

LFA talk

Alkis and Yusuke gave a public talk on Saturday afternoon in Bedford Square as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Also this week Cristina Donati has published a feature article on the pavilion in Italian design magazine Modulo. The full article is available here

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

AA pavilion

AA pavilion, originally uploaded by jiathwee.