Traditionally, the pavilion has been cast as a site of pleasure. Not only for the user, but also for the architect. For these stand-alone temples to culture are more often than not experimental hotbeds – builds that allow for the testing out of new concepts, daring forms and unconventional materials.

So, let's play!
Simon Keane-Cowell, Editor-in-Chief
  Feature  
Playtime!: pavilions that push boundaries
Photo: Iwan Baan
Pavilion projects are like catnip for architects. These often impermanent structures provide the ideal testing ground for new concepts, forms and material expression.
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A change of tune: 6 concert halls with perfect pitch 
Photo: Sophia Arabidze
Recent concert hall projects are hitting all the right notes with a mix of intriguing forms and multiple functions that make room to enjoy more than just the music.
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  Brand Stories  
THE SKIN TRADE:
CLEAF

There’s a lot to be said for being superficial. CLEAF, the design-meets-technology surfaces manufacturer, has turned it into a veritable artform, as only the Italians know how.

 

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FALLING INTO PLACE: INTERSTUHL

A swivel chair is a swivel chair is a swivel chair, right? Not at all, as shown by the JOYCEis3 by Daniel Figueroa for the German furniture manufacturer INTERSTUHL. Thanks to its innovative modular design, myriad individual combinations are possible.

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  Project  
Serpentine Pavilion Beijing by Jiakun Architects 
Photo: WF Central © Jiakun Architects
The first Serpentine Pavilion outside the UK, Jiakun Architects’ ‘Bow Arch’ is a minimalist, mechanical installation, situated near the Forbidden City. An unsupported, self-stabilising structure, it plays with elasticity and tension.
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Theatres
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Steven Holl Architects 
Photo: Mark Heithoff
Founded in 1976, Steven Holl Architects is an internationally recognised, innovative architecture and urban design office, with a team of 45 working across locations in New York City, San Francisco, and Beijing. The firm has extensive experience in the arts – including museum, gallery and exhibition design – and has been honoured with numerous prestigious architecture awards. 
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Performance-space seating
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