atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai
 

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

in the changning district of shanghai, atelier yokyok has conceived of a site-specific pavilion titled the ‘cobalt muffin’. appearing like a cloud floating over the lawn, the concept behind the design focuses on rethinking the border of art and architecture by creating a bright and colorful dialogue between geometry and materiality. constructed from 60 triangles covered in a semi-transparent skin made of blue elastic ropes, the new intervention invites passersby to observe and interact with the structure. 

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom
all images courtesy of atelier yokyok

 

 

the design has been developed by yokyok to consider the lively location. yuyuan road, where the pavilion is positioned, boasts a number of shops, fashion stores, art galleries, offices, restaurants and housing. with this diverse neighborhood, cobalt muffin intends to provide the perfect setting to host events and talks during its 10 month duration on the site.

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom

 

 

the design takes the shape of a rhombicosacron polyhedra cut in half. to ‘levitate’ the dome off the ground and create its light appearance, poles have been extended to lift the structure 2 meters 20 in the air. in total, 7.5 km of rope has been used to realize the installation, as well as a tubular metal structure to resist tension, time and weather.

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom

 

 

for this project, yokyok wanted to create a geometric surprise in the urban landscape. exploring ideas of geometry and materiality, the relationship between art and architecture, the pavilion in essence invites people to enjoy the atmosphere of a light and immaterial built environment. commissioned by CREATER, cobalt muffin is on display in 1107 yuyuan road, shanghai, from october 1st 2019 to july 31st 2020.

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai designboom

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

atelier yokyok builds the cobalt muffin pavilion to float like a cloud over shanghai

 

 

project info:

 

project name: cobalt muffin 

location: 1107 yuyuan road, changning district, shanghai, china

design: atelier yokyok

commissioned by: CREATER

curated by: zin productions

structure: SHEY

engineering: RED ingénieurs

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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