Sunday, July 16, 2006

Koolhaas blows a bubble


"...His pavilion is bigger, bolder and more expensive than any of its predecessors....Its roof is a giant, helium-filled, translucent canopy, which will rise and fall depending on weather conditions. When it is cold and windy, it will lie low; but on fine days, the cables holding it down will be loosened, and its bulbous form will rise like a balloon, higher than the gallery is essentially a joyous extravagance that stretches the definition of built form a little further."

Check out a time-lapse photo of the inflation thereof!

Read more here. More pictures here .