Location: Moscow, Muzeon Park Area: 150 m2 Client: ‘PIK’ Art Director: Alexey Larionov Photo: Leonid Sorokin
The concept of a summer pavilion for ‘PIK’ Group has three lines of development: the pavilion function - will be used for sports and educational events; the enclosure - will protect the main area against external influences and attract visitors from outside; the curtain - will enable space transformation and creation of various scenarios.
The pavilion with an area of 150 sq m and height of 4.8 m has a spectacular kinetic facade that sets into motion upon the slightest gush of wind. The pavilion architecture is based on the corporate design code and identity; the whole interior is clad with orange rubber coating, which is a company color for ‘PIK’ Group.
The facade is lifted above the ground and forms two entrances into the pavilion along its long sides.
A large two-sided curtain moves along facade perimeter, thus, enabling the creation of a movie theater inside the pavilion in the daylight hours and protecting the visitors against rain during sports events.
A special event program was developed for the summer pavilion, including film screening, workshop sessions, and lectures. The site can be adapted to any of these activities with minimum transformations and using some inventories stored inside the tribune.
The pavilion is a prefabricated structure. The roof structure rests on six bearing columns. Facade panels are mounted on the bearing structure. Floor base is mounted on screw-type supports for further adjustment relative to site terrain. Tent roof consists of six "funnels" interconnected with water drainage inside the bearing columns, for collection and removal of precipitation under the base of the pavilion.
The pavilion is adapted for mobile transportation and assembly/disassembly within a short time.
Developing the concept of the summer pavilion for a large development company PIK, we were faced with the task of complying with the design code held by the aesthetic features of the company, as well as creating a bright point of attraction for a large number of people at the main parks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. To solve this problem, we used dichroic glass film. In combination with the minimalist snow-white space of the entire summer pavilion, the glass facades with film became a bright accent and a place for photographs of pavilion visitors.
Gent | Tolhuis island
Location: Gent, Belgium Year: 2012
Student project Masters of architecture / Wim Goes design studio
The student project, made in Sint Lucas school of architecture, meant to find a place in the city of Ghent, to feel its atmosphere and to breathe new life into it with minimal interventions. After exploring the city, an empty island was chosen on the outskirts of Ghent, which once housed the city customs.
The main problems identified were:
1. Conflict of use
An enclosed use of the gardens turns the island into un-claimed land. An inviting ambience crashes into a feeling of prohibition.
2. Lack of identity
A loss of character along time. Tension between industrial and dwelling structures; rooted and fragile ways of living.
3. Failure in readability
Non-defined and non-walkable borders. An heterogeneous structure disables the reading of an island.
Gent | Urban landscape + school
Location: Brussels, Belgium Year: 2012
Student project Masters of architecture / Livia De Bethune design studio
Aarhus | Modular waterfront
Location: Aarhus, Denmark Year: 2013
Student project Masters of architecture / Klaas Goris design studio
The aim is to create an area that will be a gradient between the city and the port. To continue walking and cycling routes. To give opportunity for people to enjoy the main attraction of the port city – connection with water, without disturbing the existing, more private structures for yachting and fishing.
Jungle Fresh Stage at Bosco Fresh Fest 2018, planed as a space settlement. The three main objects of the zone - stage, bar and art object are interconnected by corridors - greenhouses, which are paths for people, but also, with a certain frequency, have exits from the corridors for free movement around the site. The outer walls of the corridors are mirror surfaces due to which they dissolve in space. Inside the corridors - plants with fluorescent lamps. Above the whole area, the cables are suspended on which the lighting is hanged.