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Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasols: The Impact of Real and Virtual Meeting on Physical Space

Leon van Schaik (Guest Editor), Fleur Watson (Guest Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-82901-1
144 pages
June 2015
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Around the world, a new architectural form is emerging. In public places a progressive architecture is being commissioned to promote open-ended, undetermined, lightly programmed or un-programmed interactions between people. This new phenomenon of architectural form – Pavilions, Pop-Ups and Parasols – is presaged by rapidly changing social relationships flowing from social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The nexus between real and virtual meeting is effectively being reinvented by innovative and creative architectural practices. People meet in new and responsive ways, architects meet their clients in new forums, knowledge is ‘met’ and achieved in new and interactive frameworks. It contrasts bluntly with the commercially structured interactions of shopping malls and the increasingly deliberate interactions available in cultural institutions. These experiences imbue a new type of client; casually engaged, flocking, hacking, crowd funding and self-helping.

Contributors include: Rob Bevan, Pia Ednie-Brown, Roan Ching-Yueh, Dan Hill, Martyn Hook, Minsuk Cho, Andrea Kahn, Felicity Scott, Akira Suzuki

Contributing architects include: Alisa Andrasek/Biothing, Peter Cook/CRAB studio, CJ Lim/Studio 8, Tom Holbrook/5th Studio, Matthias Hollwich/HWKN, Mamou-Mani Architects, Benedetta Tagliabue/EMBT

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Table of Contents

Editorial 05
Helen Castle

About the Guest-Editors 06
Leon van Schaik and Fleur Watson

Introduction

Pavilions, Pop-Ups and Parasols: Are They Platforms for Change? 08
Leon van Schaik

In the Pursuit of Pleasure: The Not So Fleeting Life of the Pavilion and its Ilk 16
Robert Bevan

Castles and Pavilions: Creating New Hybrid Places of Exchange 26
Tom Holbrook

A Sketchbook for the City to Come: The Pop-Up as R&D 32
Dan Hill

10 Folly Variations: The Time-Specific Architecture of Mass Studies 40
Minsuk Cho

100 Year City (Maribor): The Virtual Concourse Reframed 48
Fleur Watson

Not To Be Taken Seriously: Kiosks, Roadside Joys and Other Things That are Beneath Architectural Contempt 56
Peter Cook

Barcelona Reset: Circuit of Ephemeral Architecture 64
Benedetta Tagliabue

Building Community 72
Andrea Kahn

Global Village Media: Coming Together in the Early 1970s at Whiz Bang Quick City 78
Felicity D Scott

When a Tree House No Longer Says ‘House’, Are We Virtually There? 86
Akira Suzuki

Agents for Urban Food Education and Security 92
CJ Lim

Architecture of the Occasion 100
Pia Ednie-Brown

Indeterminacy and Contingency: The Seroussi Pavilion and Bloom by Alisa Andrasek 106
Alisa Andrasek

Urban Phenomenon: Guerilla Architecture in Taipei 112
Roan Ching-Yueh

The Affirmative Qualities of a Temporal Architecture 118
Martyn Hook

Lasting Impressions: Pop-Up Culture by HWKN 124
Matthias Hollwich

Entrepreneur Makers: Digitally Crafted, Crowdfunded Pavilions 130
Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess

Counterpoint From the Subversive to the Serious: Temporary Urbanism as a Positive Force 136
Peter Bishop

Contributors 142

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