EXPOnential

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

From May 1st through the end of this weekend, Shanghai has been playing host
to a EXPO 2010. They are expecting an audience of 70 million. This
exposition got on my radar by way of a variety of sources talking about the
amazing architectural pavilions that have been built by the roughly 200
participants.
Of the most compelling are Thomas Heatherwick’s from the UK, which looks
like a porcupine; France’s “Sensual City”, Mass StudiesKorean Pavilion;
the 12 white towers of the Russian Pavilion, which get their inspiration
from traditional Russian women’s costumes; the Finnish “Kirnu”(Giant’s
Kettle) Pavilion
; and Japan’s Pavilion, which looks like a giant silkworm.

These intriguing design efforts help to bring home the realization that the
physical limitations on architecture seem to be waning — the ability of
this new class of ingenious designers seems to know no bounds.

 

UK Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korean Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finnish Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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