Aaron Richardson of Populous explains how the architecture company used paper and cardboard to create a transportable show program to showcase shortlisted projects for this year’s Globe Architecture Festival, in this movie filmed by Dezeen.

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

Populous’s exhibition style, which was unveiled at the World Architecture Festival’s London satellite event in June, consists of a gallery displaying shortlisted perform, as effectively as a large framework created from stacked pieces of cardboard.

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

“We’ve designed an architectural type out of 101 pieces of honeycomb card,” Richardson says in the movie.

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“What we’ve completed is carry to life the identity of the festival. So it is made up from W-shaped forms that clip together to produce a show more than eight-metres high.”

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

The huge framework screens off a functionality location, exactly where finalists presented their function.

“It breaks up the area and supplies an anchor for the various occasion activity going on,” Richardson explains.

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

Tasked with displaying above 300 diverse awards entries in the gallery, Populous chose to maximise space by displaying the tasks on strips of paper suspended from the ceiling with wire and magnets.

“The imagined in the gallery area is that we float every thing and deliver it off the wall,” Richardson says. “So it is nearly like you happen to be strolling via a forest of submissions.”

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

Half the space is filled with finished projects, which include a ribbon-like chapel in Japan, a cavernous wooden grotto in Canada and an Australian home created to search like a village

The other half of the gallery is focused to future tasks, while interiors shortlisted for sister occasion Within Festival are displayed in a row along one particular side of the space.

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“Everything’s taken off the wall, everything’s floating,” Richardson says. “The way you navigate it is up to you. There is no prescribed route by way of this issue.”

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

Richardson says that portability was an important component of the brief set by the World Architecture Festival.

“This is the start off of some thing new for Globe Architecture Festival, ” he says. “In potential WAF want to do far more of these satellite occasions, so this is a developed expertise that they can then physically consider with them to other areas. Everything came in a little van, it can be moved anywhere.”

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

The exhibition’s up coming cease will be Singapore, where Planet Architecture Festival’s primary occasion will consider area from 4 to 6 November at Marina Bay Sands.

Winners will be chosen from across 31 categories and announced in the course of the festival, while one undertaking will be selected by a super jury to grow to be Planet Constructing of the Year. Judges this year include Sou Fujimoto, Charles Jencks and Peter Cook.

“Every thing you see here will be packed up and taken to Singapore, the place the winners will be announced later this yr,” says Richardson.

World Architecture Festival exhibition designed by Populous

Final 12 months the Planet Developing of the Year award went to The Chapel, a community area in Vietnam developed by local firm a21studio. Other previous winners include an art gallery in New Zealand and the Gardens by the Bay tropical park in Singapore.

Dezeen is media partners for Globe Architecture Festival and sister event Inside Festival.

Aaron Richardson of Populous Aaron Richardson of Populous. Copyright: Dezeen

This film was produced by Dezeen for the World Architecture Festival. It was filmed at Planet Architecture Festival London, which ran from 24 to 27 June at Ambika P3 at Westminster University, London. The music featured is by United kingdom producer 800xL.

Photography is by Hufton + Crow, except if otherwise stated.



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