Pod Exhibition Pavilion: Studio Nicoletti

Pod Exhibition Pavilion, 2011 architecture, Studio Nicoletti and Hijjas Kasturi, MalaysiaPod Exhibition Pavilion, 2011 architecture, Studio Nicoletti and Hijjas Kasturi, MalaysiaPod Exhibition Pavilion, 2011 architecture, Studio Nicoletti and Hijjas Kasturi, MalaysiaClick to enlarge

Slightly west of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a large urban development is underway. The developer behind the project wanted the on-site offices and sales showroom to be an iconic structure that would reflect the architectural style of the upcoming development. Studio Nicoletti Associati in Rome in conjunction with Hijjas Kasturi Associates in Kuala Lumpur, came up with The Pod, inspired by water droplets in nature, the spherical structure is formed with a series of elliptical sections of varying width and height.

Inside, the pavilion is divided into two zones: one dedicated to the office space and the other contains the main showroom. Fabricated from tubular steel members the exterior skin is made of reflective aluminum panels causing its color to change depending on the sun or artificial lighting.

via The Archhive

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