Designed by Marcio Kogan, the Vitra store in Sao Paulo is a concrete cube at the rough surface. Imperfect surface to high plasticity. For the children's pavilion at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, the Tezuka Architects studio imagined a dome made of wooden rafters. Between tradition and anticipation. Designed by Pichler & Traupmann, this outdoor swimming pool is an architecture of plans and folds, integrating the pool and peripheral spaces in a continuous plastic and functional whole. In Kentucky, for the Mason Lane farm, the architectural firm De Leon & Primmer signs a farm building made of an astonishing bamboo weaving.
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Developed by German researchers, the prototype concrete facade incorporates LEDs. And the surface becomes architectural media.