“BREATHING” is a dynamic installation designed by the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) for Sushibar Ichininmae as part of the RIBA Shanghai Windows Project in Shanghai, Xintiandi. For the second time the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), China Xintiandi and the British Council selected ten architects to develop temporary installations in shops distributed around the Shanghai Xintiandi site.
The Golden Moon is a temporary architectural structure that explores how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space. It is the 2012 Gold Award winning entry for the Lantern Wonderland design competition organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the Mid-Autumn Festival and was on display for 6 days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
kristof CROLLA (LEAD), sebastien DELAGRANGE (LEAD), emmi KESKISARJA (EDGE), and pekka TYNKKYNEN (EDGE): The Dragon Skin Pavilion is an architectural installation designed and built for the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.
The Pavilion utilises a newly developed environmentally friendly material called “post-formable” plywood, which incorporates layers of adhesive film to allow easy single-curved bending without the need for steam or extreme heat. With no material loss, a CNC mill divided 21 of these 8×4 plywood sheets into eight identical squares, and accurately cut the unique connection slots that were programmed into the pavilion geometry by computer.