andrés jaque arquitectos: sweet parliament home at gwangju design biennale 2011
andrés jaque arquitectos: sweet parliament home at gwangju design biennale 2011 andrés jaque arquitectos: sweet parliament home at gwangju design biennale 2011
jul 17, 2011

andrés jaque arquitectos: sweet parliament home at gwangju design biennale 2011

‘sweet parliament home’ by andrés jaque architects for the gwangju design biennale 2011 images courtesy of andrés jaque architects




madrid based andrés jaque architects has developed ‘sweet parliament home’ for the gwangju design biennale 2011. taking place in south korea, the pavilion is designed as a direct response to the current socio-political environment. opposing the preconceived notion that the home is a space of tranquility and removal from the plights of daily life, this exhibition introduces visitors into a charged and stimulating atmosphere. fully engrossed with social tribulations, the home becomes a ground for learning to cope and confront these issues instead of retreating from them. the form is a result of five years of research and generates the ideal gathering space for thought provoking exchanges.

aerial view of exhibition image © jorge lópez conde

floor plan / level 0

roof plan




construction diagram / supports

construction diagram / floor framework

construction diagram / vertical framework

construction diagram / mesh

construction diagram / complete

wall diagram

wall diagram

wall diagram

  • Gorgeous! Congratulations to Jaque Architects. Their work is always surprising and delicate.

    Anthony says:
  • wow, the model is just great.

    JohnB. says:

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