atelier bow-wow: BMW guggenheim lab – complete

5 Aug

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

following up on our earlier coverage of atelier bow-wow‘s design of a pop-up structure for
the ‘BMW guggenheim lab‘, here are some images of the completed pavilion in new york city.
on now until 16 october, 2011, the mobile construction is a part of a 6-year event aimed at
developing new ideas for urban living.

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

performing as a platform for discussion, exploration, and exchange, the pavilion is inserted
into a slim plot between houston and east first streets. the visible elevations render the design
as a floating volume clad in a porous, mesh-like skin with the ground level remaining
completely open to either end. airy and transparent, the interior space extends up to
a second-storey fly loft with a flexible rigging system that enables easy transformation of
the area. an adjacent cafe continues the activities of the event to the outdoors and offers
seating by the street.

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

the theme for cycle 1 of the BMW guggenheim lab is ‘confronting comfort’. exploring how
urban environments can be more responsive to the people’s needs and the balance between
modern comfort and sustainable and social responsibility, the lab will host a number of free
lectures and programs for the public. for more information and a schedule of the events, click here.

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

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