South Korea Pavilion

May 1, 2011

Another Shanghai World Expo 2010 pavilion of note is the South Korea Corp pavilion as it is enveloped entirely in a white translucent PVC fabric. Wrapping around the upper floors of the pilotis structure like a water wave, the fabric encloses the exhibition areas in a series of helical swathes that are backlit with LED …

Norway Pavilion

The number of pavilions created especially for Shanghai World Expo 2010 that incorporated architectural fabric was impressive. A good third of the country venues incorporated textiles in some form or another, including Norway’s. “Norway powered by Nature” consisted of 15 “trees” constructed from laminated wood and bamboo (a new product developed in China called “GluBam®”) …

High performance

A retractable fabric roof revitalizes the open-air theater at a historic castle in the Austrian Alps One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Alps, Kufstein village and castle (often called “The Pearl of the Tyrol”), dates from before the 13th century. The medieval Kufstein fortress was built as a defensive stronghold in the …

Architect and awning maker bring beauty to busy Florida street

Cleaning up a fish shack, an architect and awning maker reel in the catch of the week A major thoroughfare that links the Everglades to the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Oakland Park Boulevard is one of Fort Lauderdale’s busiest streets. Sections of the six-lane strip are full of quick food and …

Dancing fabric

Combining a love of dance with fabric architecture concepts, graduate student Amber Sausen creates a dynamic performance space This Master of Architecture thesis project looked at capturing the movement of dance and used it to inspire a temporary fabric structure to house dance in an outdoor, urban space. An initial desire to create a kinetic …