Swoosh Pavilion at London Festival of Architecture 2008

Sometimes there is a big difference between the idea in your head and what you actually do in reality. That happens because in theory you do not consider many variables and also you can suddenly change your mind in the middle of something. That is why it’s always better to turn your ideas into real things and only after that draw a conclusion. That is probably what the architecture students think: it’s better to do something for real than only think about it if you want to stand out and people consider your visions.

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So these students from architecture in London wanted to make a point and started building something creative and great at the 2008 edition of the London Festival of Architecture. It was something like a strange pavilion that was on the move, contorting and twisting unexpectedly until it reached the ground.

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The students from the senior years of architecture studies decided to create something original and unexpected and apparently they succeeded. They were tutored by tutored by Charles Walker and Martin Self and they wanted to prove they could do all the job by themselves, starting with the design, construction and finishing with the last adjustments.

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The pavilion was made of wood panels and the structure had an unusual, yet very futuristic look, that made a strong impression on the viewer. Pretty cool, even for a temporary construction like this one.