[ revolution ] developed and introduced by real estate developer and art collector robbie antonio, revolution is a collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties, including homes and pavilions. the project unites over 30 of the world’s preeminent architects, artists and designers with a network of cutting-edge technologies and cost-efficient production systems, democratizing high-design and architecture. the first series of pre-fabricated pavilions have been launched including daniel libeskind-the recreation pavilion, kengo kuma-the aluminum cloud pavilion, sou fujimoto-the infinity ring pavilion, ben van berkel- the ellipsicoon retreat pavilion. most recently and seen at design miami 2015 is zaha hadid- volu and gluckman tang-the model art pavilion. the pieces are displayed by etn design, a new company of new york art dealer edward taylor nahem.
[ model art pavilion ] conceived by gluckman tang is a simple, elegant structure to experience art in any location – from a beach to a roof deck to a global art fair. it is a sculptural object and a frame for the dynamic presentation of art. the pavilion is made of lacquered solid wood, plywood, and translucent polycarbonate. it comfortably accommodates several paintings or sculptures and a small group of people. the interior is a clean white box, while the exterior is available in a range of colors. slots at the edges of the space introduce reflected, diffuse daylight; access is through a sliding door. like all gluckman tang’s spaces for art, such as the museo picasso málaga and the georgia o’keeffe museum, this compact pavilion elegantly mediates the relationship between the space, the viewer, and the art object. the potential uses of this pre-crafted pavilion extend beyond the art world — it can be used as an intimate music room, meditation space, or work studio. it will be produced in an edition of 10, each priced at $130,000.
[ volu ] is the name of zaha hadid and patrik schumacher‘s design is a fusion of design, lightweight engineering, and precision fabrication. it is a result of tight integration of computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing. the strong silhouette of the pavilion, along with the careful coordination of features, materials, and colors is complemented by the bespoke design of the furniture. the design continues a rational, geometric production by embedding the tectonics of manufacture within the form itself.
this limited edition is comprised of a series of structural bands collecting at the spine and expanding overhead, the patterning of the pavilion’s structure and shade structures are guided by the varied structural loading conditions. through analysis of the geometry under load, the pavilion’s topology is digitally re-crafted and optimized to remove unnecessary material, resulting in the lightest possible design solution. this organic structural logic recreates the very same principles found in nature. an edition of 24 priced at $480,000 – it is after all zaha hadid.
volu is installed inside the collector’s lounge at this year’s design miami fair. the sculptural table by janne kyttanen (works also seen at galerie vivid) and loopy chairs by arandalasch.