Earlier this month, a couple of airy clouds floated over Gansevoort Plaza in Manhattan, although unlike those you’d usually see wafting overhead, these clouds descended a bit closer to Earth. NYCxDESIGN invited Shanghai-based architecture studio llLab. to design a pavilion as part of New York City’s annual architecture festival, Archtober.
llLab. combined form and function in “Bamboo Cloud,” a sculptural oasis in the busy square, highlighting the elegance, strength, and flexibility of the material. The frame, nearly invisible beneath the woven exterior, holds the organic forms aloft above the pavement, “providing a place for spontaneous encounters and gatherings.”
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