Contract - Biber Architects Previews USA Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015

design news



Biber Architects Previews USA Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015

01 August, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell


New York-based Biber Architects has broken ground on the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which runs next May through October. The barn-inspired installation — called “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” and design in response to the fair’s food theme — is defined by its openness, transparency, accessibility, and reference to American culture.



“The pavilion itself is a scaffolding for ideas, a rethinking of the nature of the expo pavilion and of America as a force in the food world,” James Biber, founder and principal of Biber Architects, said in a statement.



Running the length of one side of the pavilion, a floating vertical farm serves as the main architectural feature. Harvestable crops, sustained by a rainwater irrigation system, will be set into panels that track the motion of the sun. Biber calls the wall a “didactic display talking about the past, present, and future of the American farm and the American diet.” The other side of the pavilion references the American flag in a perforated metal structure in rusted, galvanized, and blued steel.



A walkway made of recycled lumber from America’s boardwalks greets visitors at the main pedestrian entrance and leads to the second floor. The pavilion’s top floor will house a terrace featuring dimmable glass shade and energy-generating panels and a translucent floor. Additionally, a series of rotating food trucks will showcase America’s street-save document food culture.





Biber Architects Previews USA Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015

01 August, 2014


New York-based Biber Architects has broken ground on the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which runs next May through October. The barn-inspired installation — called “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” and design in response to the fair’s food theme — is defined by its openness, transparency, accessibility, and reference to American culture.



“The pavilion itself is a scaffolding for ideas, a rethinking of the nature of the expo pavilion and of America as a force in the food world,” James Biber, founder and principal of Biber Architects, said in a statement.



Running the length of one side of the pavilion, a floating vertical farm serves as the main architectural feature. Harvestable crops, sustained by a rainwater irrigation system, will be set into panels that track the motion of the sun. Biber calls the wall a “didactic display talking about the past, present, and future of the American farm and the American diet.” The other side of the pavilion references the American flag in a perforated metal structure in rusted, galvanized, and blued steel.



A walkway made of recycled lumber from America’s boardwalks greets visitors at the main pedestrian entrance and leads to the second floor. The pavilion’s top floor will house a terrace featuring dimmable glass shade and energy-generating panels and a translucent floor. Additionally, a series of rotating food trucks will showcase America’s street-save document food culture.


 


Post a Comment
Asterisk (*) is a required field.
*Username: 
*Rate This Article: (1=Bad, 5=Perfect)

*Comment:
 




follow us

advertisement


advertisement






advertisement


advertisement




Contract Magazine is devoted to highlighting creative interior design trends and ideas that are shaping the industry on a daily basis. Contract is proud to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage of commercial interior design products and resources that procure uniqueness when designing a space. Contract is the modern interior design magazine that recognizes fresh interior design ideas and projects powerful interior design resources.

 

Contract Magazine Home | Interior Design News | Interior Planning Products | Interior Design Research | Interior Design Competitions | Interior Design Resources | Interactive Interior Designing | Digital/Print Versions | Newsletter | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising Opportunities | Subscriber FAQs | RSS | Sitemap

© Emerald Expositions 2014. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy