Ephemeral architectures as commissioned work



Ephemeral architecture is a creative expression that focuses on the temporary construction of structures and spaces designed for a specific purpose for a limited period of time. It is commonly used in events such as fairs, exhibitions, festivals or museum spaces, where a unique and memorable architectural presence is required. Unlike permanent architecture, ephemeral architecture is characterized by its temporariness and flexibility, adopting a wide variety of forms and styles, from art installations to technologically advanced pavilions.

It challenges traditional conventions by exploring new materials, construction techniques and emerging technologies, allowing designers to experiment with bold ideas and innovative concepts while exploring a new line of business.

Some examples that MArch students have had the opportunity to visit recently are the Inbani and Inclass pavilions at the Milan Fair, both designed by the renowned designer and MArch speaker Francesc Rifé. The formal solution is different in each case, with the Inbani pavilion standing out for having been designed as if it were a solution for a permanent architectural project. In the context of the Salone del Mobile, all the brand pavilions are ephemeral architectures. In a previous edition, for example, the Gandia-Blasco stand was designed by Kengo Kuma.

Another type of ephemeral architecture are those made for temporary exhibitions. In the present course, the Granada architect Carmen Moreno has shared with the students some of the projects she has developed, together with Juan Domingo Santos, in this line. The installations made for the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in 2016, are an example of this, or more specifically, the design of the exhibition Mummies on the one hand, and the one dedicated to the figure of Mariano Fortuny on the other, are a clear example of this type of projects.


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