Pavilions are placemaking gold

Pavilions are placemaking gold

pavilions are placemaking gold
pavilions are placemaking gold

Here are a few pavilions:

Some text about placemaking and pavilions (from the YouTube Short description):

They are outside, with plenty of fresh air flowing through. 

But they also define a room, or a series of rooms. 

And they provide shade, and a place to relax. 

Are pavilions the ideal placemaking structure?

More text about placemaking and pavilions (from the YouTube Short script):

Wouldn’t you be happy to encounter this on a sunny afternoon?

This pavilion, by architect Marc Fornes, is located somewhere between art and architecture.

Engaging to look at, but also cool, shady places to sit, and linger.

It is outside, with plenty of fresh air flowing through, but it also defines a series of rooms.

Bleach-white micro-thin aluminum enables it to hover, to float, lightly, on the ground. A shell and a cloud.

20+ more pavilions:

More text about placemaking and pavilions, from this YouTube Short script, above.

The most ambitious, adventurous pavilions on earth grow here: in Kensington Gardens, London, every summer.

The Serpentine Gallery invites one prominent architect to build a pavilion on its property every June. The structure is temporary, used as a meeting space and events hub, through the summer and fall.

This has been going on for more than twenty years. The contributions are almost always bold and audacious.

The 2024 commission is no different.

Korean architect Minsuk Cho created a star-shaped pavilion that contains an open center, surrounded by a constellation of smaller, adaptable structures.

There’s something liberating about designing a temporary pavilion, with a tight 6-month deadline.

It’s a rough draft in bold strokes, that actually gets built, then dismantled and carted away, often to a new owner, in a new location.


What's really going on here, re: SEO, YouTube Shorts, etc.

  • For SEO: you added a variety of section headings. Google expects them. Also you made sure to use the term "placemaking," because that's your keyword. It's not a great keyword, since not that many people search for it, but it's your keyword so... whatever. 
  • For YouTube Shorts: Happy that you can defensively claim that pavilions are "placemaking" related, because you sincerely find them interesting, and are always glad to encounter one. And, as with SEO, your YouTube Shorts must have a "niche," or the YouTube algorithm doesn't know whom to show them to. 
  • This Short makes YouTube sense after the mega viral success of the Short on 3Dfiti. Same niche, broadly, you think, and the views back that idea up. So far so good in terms of capitalizing on the surprising success of An Experiment Escapes the Lab

Notes on these placemaking and pavilion videos:

VIDEO #1
The website for Marc Fornes and THEVERYMANY  STUDIO FOR ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION:

https://theverymany.com/

The two projects featured in this video: 

PILLARS OF DREAMS  Commissioned by Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Art Commission and the Arts and Science Council Charlotte/Mecklenburg.
Design + Computation by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. 
Engineering by CRAFT Engineering Studio.
Photography by NAARO. Dimensions: 26.5’ H x 23’ W x 43’ D
Material: 3mm aluminum
Linear Cut Distance:  11,000 meters
Number of Parts: 3,564
Number of Rivets: 54,000

THE ORB
AT GOOGLE - CHARLESTON EAST CAMPUS - PLAZA ANCHORING ARTWORK

Ultra-thin, Self-supported, Aluminum Shell Structure
Commissioned by Google.
Design + Computation by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. 
Photography by Younes Bounhar / Doublespace Photography. Dimensions: 10m / 33’ H
Material: 3mm Aluminum
Linear Cut Distance:  26,820 meters
Number of Parts: 6.441
Number of Rivets: 217,847

CHERRY BLOSSOMS PAVILION is also in the video.

SCIENCE CENTER, TAIWAN
Ultra-thin, Self-supported, Aluminum Shell Structure
Commissioned by Blue Dragon. 
photography: YHLAA / Yi-Hsien Lee

Oh yeah, and one more at the very end.

LOUIS VUITTON PAVILION NOMAD (at Milan Design Week) 
Ultra-thin, Self-supported, Aluminum Pavilion
Location: Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan Design Week
Commissioned by LOUIS VUITTON.
Photos by NAARO

VIDEO #2

Serpentine Gallery website:
https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/

Photography, courtesy of Serpentine Gallery, by Iwan Baan, John Offenbach, Sylvain Deleu, MVRDV, Hélène Binet.
 

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