Collection by Aileen Kwun

A Modular, Translucent Pavilion With a Fabric Facade

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A winner of this year's Latvian Architecture Award, the Nature Concert Hall combines light, art, and music—all against the serene natural backdrop of Gauja National Park.

Designed by Riga, Latvia–based firm Didzis Jaunzems Architecture (DJA), the Nature Concert Hall, completed last summer…
Made with a sensitivity to its site, the white, faceted structure pops out against a sylvan landscape of grass and…
A facade of translucent fabric strips form the main facade of the pavilion, lending transparency between its exterior…
The fabric strips can be twisted to form a striated gradient pattern, while also adding transparency to the facade.
By nighttime, the pavilion facade acts as both a canvas and a glowing light source, apt for a performance or a film…
By night, the translucent strands illuminate from inside like a giant lantern. At just under 500 square feet, it can…
The pavilion is made of geometric modules that can be combined and integrated for varying sizes and configurations, as…
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