Avatar Architettura is a multi-disciplinary Italian office for architecture and industrial design founded in 2001 by Nicola Santini and Pier Paolo Taddei. The office research is oriented towards the identification of design strategies which privilege ecology, flexible systems, biodiversity and recycled materials in urban context. Their Recycled Pallet Pavilion is a temporary structure acting as a versatile art space. It can host different kinds of events and offers space for a wide diversity of production forms.
The pavilion is located in the garden of Villa Romana, the German Institute of Culture in Florence, Italy. The demountable structure of 100 square meters is made of precast diamond shaped wooden pallets and custom made joints. The assembly process takes four days. The wooden structure is wrapped by a continuous PVC membrane, opaque for the roof and transparent for the walls.
To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.