conceived for the chicago architecture biennial, the lakefront kiosk by toshiki hirano seeks to provide an intimate enclosure which simultaneously facilitates recreational activities and provides protection from the sun. the structure assumes its dynamic shape by employing bundled tubes that brace one another and extend in various seemingly random directions. the variability in the kiosk’s form results in complex shadowing and an inviting space. the designer’s foresee the kiosk hosting cultural programs during the biennial in multiple locations due to the mobility provided by its wheeled chassis.

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the stairs provide easy access while offering patrons a comfortable space for sitting

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by adopting a light color palette, the kiosk will fit seamlessly into a range of environments

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at night the elevated space offers the optimal location for DJs to spin

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during the day, skylights will illuminate the space with natural light

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constructed on a wheeled pedestal, the kiosk will achieve can easily be towed into position

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the technical diagram reveals the complexity of the structure and the thought given to each design element

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profile and front view reveal what the kiosk will look like while being towed

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by assembling the structure from prefabricated components, the booth can achieve a higher degree of complexity


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edited by: trevor reed | designboom