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Breg Horemans' Khor I Theatre in Venlo, Holland

31 January 2014

This theatre pavilion in Holland encourages the visitors to be the performers

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BANQUETING PAVILION, RESTAURANT LES COLS BY RCR ARQUITECTES, GIRONA, SPAIN Subscription

31 January 2013 | By William JR Curtis

Using banal materials to poetic effect, this dining marquee sits between architecture, landscape art and minimalist sculpture

White Out Index

White Out: Rotor installation in Ghent, Belgium

17 December 2012 | By Andrew Mead

A smear of paint transforms former bunkers on Ghent’s docks into a sequence of public spaces - and also into a critique of regeneration

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Infinite Landscape Installation, Sapporo, Japan

23 November 2012

A temporary installation in Sapporo lake fuses landscape and architecture in a single move

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Dodgy Foundations of the Serpentine Pavilion Subscription

19 June 2012 | By Owen Hatherley

An attempt to dig up eleven years’ worth of architectural substance reveals a disappointing display

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Urban spaces by GUN Arquitectos and Eduardo Castillo Subscription

29 February 2012 | By Michael Webb

An annual commission for a young architect in Santiago de Chile has produced a fabric canopy and a water cathedral, two very different pavilions with an equally dynamic effect

Runners Up: Little Hilltop with Wind View by Shingo Masuda

Little Hilltop with Wind View by Shingo Masuda, Yamaguchi, Japan Subscription

23 November 2011

Shingo Masuda creates a climate driven folly with a twist. Its peripheral appears like a scene from Rapunzel but its structural and environmental integrity respond solicitously to its functionality.

Runners Up: Cave For Kids by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter

Cave For Kids by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, Norway Subscription

23 November 2011

Recycled materials create the profile for this thoughtful kids cave. Whilst creating a playful design, Haugen/ Zohar Arkitekter challenge ideas of reuse through sculptural devices.

Highly Commended: Path In The Forest Tetsuo Kondo

Tetsuo Kondo mediates the Estonian landscape with a steel walkway Subscription

23 November 2011

Path In The Forest by Tetsuo Kondo, Tallinn, Estonia

The timber decks of the ring Around a tree school become an extraordinary and lively ‘stage’ for young children to clamber around fearlessly at break-time

CADET BRANCH: TEZUKA ARCHITECTS' OFFSHOOT FOR A TOKYO SCHOOL Subscription

21 September 2011

Embracing an ancient Japanese zelkova, the Ring Around a Tree School is a stimulating enclave for learning and play which formally picks up on the practice’s earlier work for the same client

Stacked volumes form an observatory

Follies in a Park by AWP + HHF Architects, Carrières sous Poissy, Paris, France Subscription

18 August 2011 | By Catherine Slessor

Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world

A Room for London will offer its guests the chance to spend a night high above the city

A Room for London by David Kohn Architects, London, UK Subscription

18 August 2011 | By Catherine Slessor

Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world

Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss, Los Angeles, USA

Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss, Los Angeles, USA Subscription

28 April 2011 | By Geoff Manugh

The Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss is as much of an optical mechanism as it is a work of architecture. Photography by Tom Bonner

Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke

Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke, Stratford, Northeast London, UK Subscription

24 November 2010

Emerging Architecture Awards 2010: Winner

During a live event the chain mail skin forms a luminous stage drape

OMS Stage by 5468796 Architecture, Old Market Square, Winnipeg, Canada Subscription

24 November 2010

Emerging Architecture Awards 2010: Highly Commended

The Cabins by Atelier Ichiku, various locations Subscription

24 November 2010

Emerging Architecture Awards 2010: Highly Commended

Hoto Fudo by Takeshi Hosaka Architects, Fuji Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan Subscription

24 November 2010

Emerging Architecture Awards 2010: Highly Commended

Within the shelter of one of two pavilions, the bench performs its most agile tricks

The Longest Bench by Studio Weave, Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK Subscription

24 November 2010

Emerging Architecture Awards 2010: Highly Commended

In the tradition of the belvedere, the architect wanted to frame a principal view – in this instance, the sky

Osnaburgh Street Pavilion by Carmody Groarke, London, UK Subscription

1 February 2010 | By Rob Gregory

Carmody Groarke’s refined, stainless steel Osnaburgh Pavilion. Photography by Luke Hayes

The concrete branches of the tree shelter and enclose a tranquil space

Ancient Tree Pavilion by Christ & Gantenbein Architects, Jinhua, China Subscription

1 December 2009 | By Catherine Slessor

Christ & Gantenbein’s giant concrete tree is a playful addition to a new park in Jinhua. Photography by Iwan Baan

Chamfered-pine planks are stacked in diminishing rings to form this curious folly-esque fireplace, where children meet to play and recount stories together

Fireplace for Children by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, Trondheim, Norway Subscription

1 December 2009 | By Rob Gregory

Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter’s timber folly-esque structure provides shelter and a place for story telling at a Norwegian kindergarten. Photography by Jason Havneraas and Grete Fredriksen

The curved canopy shimmers like piece of oriental armour

Canopy Installation by Sanjeev Shankar, Rajokri, New Dehli, India Subscription

1 December 2009 | By Catherine Slessor

Sanjeev Shankar transforms discarded cooking oil cans into a contemporary piece of art. Photography by Adam Roney, Sundeep Bali and Sanjeev Shankar

Made from 12,000 wooden blocks threaded onto a grid of steel reinforcement bars, the tea pavilion floats lightly on a pontoon

Tea Pavilion by Architectural Studio XYZ, Moscow, Russia Subscription

1 December 2009 | By Rob Gregory

XYZ’s tea arbor, made from 12,000 wooden blocks, floats lightly on a pontoon on a lake. Photography by Aleksey Narodizki

The completed children\'s play pavilion creates an ambiguous enclosure, likened by its architect to a forest clearing

Forest of Net Pavilion by Twzuka Architects, Hakone Open-air Museum, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Subscription

1 October 2009 | By Rob Gregory

Twzuka Architects’ giant inverted bird’s nest of interlocked timber beams. Photography by Katsuhisa Kida/Fototeca

Viewed from the gallery’s roof terrace, the finished pavilion resembles SANAA’s early models

Serpentine Pavilion by SANAA, Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London, UK Subscription

1 August 2009 | By Rob Gregory

SANAA follow in the footsteps of Gehry, Eliasson and Thorsen, Koolhaas, Souto de Moura, Siza, Niemeyer, Ito, Libeskind and Hadid with their first UK commission at the Serpentine Gallery. Photography by Ludwig Abache

Siza’s mottled brick is the same as that used by sculptor Erwin Heerich in the original pavilions

Pavilion by Álvaro SIza and Rudolf Finsterwalder, Insel Hombroich Foundation, Ruhr Valley, Germany Subscription

1 August 2009 | By Kieran Long

SIza and Finsterwalder collaborate to add a brick farmstead-like complex to gathering of existing brick pavilions at the Insel Hombroich Foundation. Photography by Duccio Malagamba

With an inverted roof supported on slim steel columns and glazed walls, the new pavilion is an elegantly minimal presence

Eleanor and Wilson Greatbach Pavilion by Toshiko Mori, Buffalo, New York, USA Subscription

1 May 2009 | By Michael Kubo

Former chair of architecture at Harvard, Toshiko Mori’s pavilion uses minimal styling to sensitively frame this prairie style visitor complex. Photography by Paul Warchol

Canopy at Hoshakuji Station by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Canopy at Hoshakuji Station by Kengo Kuma and Associates, Takanezawa-Machi, Toghigi, Japan Subscription

1 April 2009 | By Rob Gregory

Kengo Kuma creates a varied spatial experience by applying a diamond plywood motif to an otherwise steel station bridge. Photography by Edmund Sumner