libeskind + fujimoto among designers of revolution's prefab properties
libeskind + fujimoto among designers of revolution's prefab properties libeskind + fujimoto among designers of revolution's prefab properties
jan 21, 2016

libeskind + fujimoto among designers of revolution's prefab properties

libeskind + fujimoto among designers of revolution’s prefab properties
(above) the bettina pavilion by michael maltzan
all images courtesy of revolution precrafted properties




revolution is a collection of limited edition properties, ranging from functional pavilions to modular homes. the project — conceived by real estate developer robbie antonio — unites creatives such as daniel libeskind, sou fujimoto, and lenny kravitz’s company kravitz design to create a series of prefabricated, livable spaces. through the use of cutting-edge technology and cost-efficient production systems, the scheme seeks to democratize architecture by introducing designed spaces in exclusive collaboration with industry leading creatives. each pavilion and home is individually branded by its designer’s personal concept of spatial form and social function. the series was launched last year at design miami, with a prefabricated dining pavilion by zaha hadid taking center stage. read more on each of the designs below.

the bettina pavilion by michael maltzan




designed by michael maltzan, the ‘bettina’ is simple in silhouette, yet also a complex three-dimensional form. recalling the style and pyramidal form of the classic white tent, the contemporary pavilion is simultaneously geometrically taut and casually draped across its structural frame.

the recreation pavilion by daniel libeskind




the ‘recreation pavilion’ by daniel libeskind forms a contemporary twist on the classic belvedere or gazebo. the distinctive form of intersecting planes creates a dramatic sculptural element, while framing the landscape and providing shade. the pavilion is clad in warm timber finishes accented with stainless walls.

the ellipsicoon retreat pavilion by ben van berkel of UNStudio




the ‘ellipsicoon’ by ben van berkel offers a tranquil space for either solitary moments of rest, or a cocoon-like theater for conversation and communication. ‘the pavilion is a space for the mind, for moments of ephemeral escape, for rumination, or for simply being,’ explains van berkel.

the infinity ring pavilion by sou fujimoto




an investigation into the ergonomics of seating in both private and public environments, sou fujimoto‘s ‘infinity ring’ takes the preconception of predefined spaces and creates a continuous strip of inhabitable voids. the entire design is then rotated, generating infinite configurations and creating endless ways to interact with the structure.

the bamboo pavilion by campana brothers




for the ‘bamboo’ pavilion, designers fernando and humberto campana chose to focus on a simple structure with a basic shape. ‘we chose to use bamboo in its pure and natural form because it’s a lightweight material and very present in brazilian culture,’ the duo explain. ‘the bamboo installation is a piece of furniture that is portable, sensitive and flexible.’

the eros senses pavilion by kulapat yantrasast




conceived by kulapat yantrasast of wHY architecture, ‘eros’ is a multipurpose pavilion designed specifically for the senses. a series of chambers can be opened or closed to the surroundings, while simple geometric forms have been elegantly arranged to create complex relationships for either the solitary or social occupant. four vestibules invite entry from every side, with a bed or spa positioned directly beneath a dome at the center of the pavilion.

the armadillo tea pavilion by ron arad




the ‘armadillo’ tea pavilion by ron arad is designed as an independent shell structure, which provides an intimate place of reflection. in its basic configuration, the pavilion comprises five molded shells, each made of repeatable, modular components which are mechanically-fixed together with exposed fixings and stiffening brackets.

the aluminum cloud pavilion by kengo kuma




kengo kuma‘s ‘aluminum cloud’ pavilion is a mobile structure that can be used as a teahouse when located within an interior space, or as a space for meditation when placed outdoors. the entire structure is constructed by utilizing a singular aluminum panel that is 300mm x 600mm x 6mm thick. the panels are joined by slotting into place without the use of nuts and bolts — a method known as ‘kangou’ in japanese construction.

the palloon relaxation pavilion by j. mayer h. for wallpaper




designed by j. mayer h. for wallpaper, ‘palloon’ is an intimate oasis for retreat and relaxation. configured for both indoor and outdoor use, the three-dimensional lattice creates a sense of seclusion, while still allowing glimpses through the structure and a connection with the environment.

casa A by selgascano in collaboration with helloeverything




designed by selgascano, ‘casa A’ uses industry standards in affordable fabrication to develop a structural system upon which custom material enclosure elements can be attached. ‘the cladding works to expand the palette of unexplored material assemblies applicable to architectural enclosure,’ explain the architects. the result is a highly versatile architectural transformer, utilizing the spatial flexibility of its construction to generate a range of tectonic and atmospheric conditions.

instrumental home: architecture by marmol radziner and interiors by kravitz design




while marmol radziner was responsible for the architecture of the ‘instrumental home’, its interior space has been designed by kravitz design (as envisioned by musician lenny kravitz). the free standing enclosure includes a living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. the interior maintains a constant connection with the outdoors through the use of full height glazing. both the living area and the bedroom open up to large decks, while an external trellis filters light inside the property.

instrumental home: architecture by marmol radziner and interiors by kravitz design

the billboard house by david salle in collaboration with AA studio




working in collaboration with AA studio, david salle‘s ‘billboard house’ can easily be installed in a variety of locations. the dwelling is designed to be as transparent as possible, and consequently, views are relatively unobstructed. ‘the structure is intended to support a life both active and contemplative’, explains the artist. therefore, reading, writing, painting, outdoor activities, and socializing all have designated areas.

the diago home by j. mayer h. for wallpaper




designed by j. mayer h. for wallpaper, the ‘diago’ is a comfortable home with large covered terraces. floor and ceiling undulate around the enclosed rooms, offering a flexible floor plan with generous outdoor areas. the cantilevered roof is supported by diagonal columns around the building’s outline, while the central core houses the kitchen, bathrooms, and technical equipment.

BLOCK by tom dixon




with influences ranging from science fiction to polynesian architecture, ‘BLOCK’ by british designer tom dixon explores adaptable ways of living, working and playing. the dwelling is conceived more as an industrial product than an attempt at architecture. constructed from industrial aluminum with panel infill, a tough metallic exterior belies a soft interior finished entirely with cork.

eden by marcel wanders




venturing beyond expected notions of the prefabricated house, ‘eden’ by marcel wanders has been conceived as a luxurious place to stay. open and un-fenced, the scheme employs a generous use of glass and a roof that extends to connect the inside and outside of the home.

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