malka architecture uses stacked green pallets to build public arenas in las vegas malka architecture uses stacked green pallets to build public arenas in las vegas
nov 26, 2015

malka architecture uses stacked green pallets to build public arenas in las vegas

malka architecture uses stacked green pallets to build public arenas in las vegas
all images courtesy of rom levy & malka architecture

 

 

 

working alongside justkid’s curator charlotte dutoit, life is beautiful — a music and art festival — has initiated the urban renewal of downtown las vegas. the neighborhood has progressively expanded with malka architecture selected to integrate street-style furniture alongside outdoor installations by bansky and d*face. the design team sought to create a series of public spaces, providing the opportunity for spontaneous meeting and interaction.

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the scheme is part of an urban renewal project taking place in downtown las vegas

 

 

 

the design employs stacked green pallets, laid out in familiar geometrical forms. the first ‘arena’ comprises three embedded circles that are shifted within the same footprint — allowing for a variety of uses and seating positions. the scheme’s staggered nature means that individual surfaces double as stairs or backrests. the upper seats provide multiple views towards the city core, while lower areas connect directly to the inner center of the circle where daily performances take place.

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the first arena comprises three embedded circles, shifted within the same footprint

 

 

 

elsewhere, three triangular structures have been positioned so that the voids between them can also be occupied. again, painted green pallets have been used, appearing as a natural extension of the surrounding lawn. the range of levels produced provides for both large groups in shared discussion, and secluded areas for more intimate company. the rawness of the material creates a visceral familiarity, reducing the distance between the user and the artifact.

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
the scheme’s staggered nature means that individual chairs double as stairs or backrests

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
upper seats provide multiples views towards the city core

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
three triangular structures have been positioned so that the voids between them can also be occupied

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
the range of levels produced provides visitors with a variety of spaces

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
the design employs stacked green pallets, laid out in familiar geometrical forms

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
the rawness of the material creates a visceral familiarity

stephane malka architecture arena r-ena public forum las vegas designboom
painted green pallets have been used, appearing as a natural extension of the surrounding lawn

 

 

project info:

 

realized: 2015
lcoation: las vegas, USA
client: life is beautiful, just kids curator
area: variable
team: stephane malka architecture

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