atelier bow wow: BMW guggenheim lab complete
 
atelier bow wow: BMW guggenheim lab complete atelier bow wow: BMW guggenheim lab complete
aug 04, 2011

atelier bow wow: BMW guggenheim lab complete

‘BMW guggenheim lab’ by atelier bow-wow in new york city, USA image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol / all images courtesy BMW guggenheim lab (above) street elevation from east first street

 

 

 

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.

exterior view from houston street 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.

interior seating 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.

interior curtain detail image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

interior view showing rigging system and second-storey fly loft image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

interior view showing the interactive installation ‘urbanology’ image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, roger kisby

view of open ceiling structure image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, david heald

interior view showing workshop setting image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, roger kisby

interior view showing the interactive installation ‘urbanology’ image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, roger kisby

cafe structure with view of outdoor seating image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

exterior view from houston street image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

night view from houston street image © solomon r. guggenheim foundation, paul warcol

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