Light Pavilion at MAK

Exhibitions

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The MAK Center for Art & Architecture presents Lebbeus Woods’s and Christoph a. Kumpusch’s most recent project, the “Light Pavilion,” designed for Steven Holl’s building currently under construction in Chengdu, China. This singular opportunity to experience the work of the internationally respected experimentalist is offered at the Garage Top at the Mackey Apartments, represented by construction drawings, in-process photographs, and a model.

Created in collaboration with Christoph a. Kumpusch, the “Light Pavilion” will be Woods’s first built piece of architecture. Inserted mid-level in the Steven Holl building, the Pavilion will function as a beacon of light and provide focus for the community. Intended as an entirely experimental space, the structure employs a dynamic geometry that contrasts with the more regular rectilinear lines surrounding it. The angular columns supporting stairs and viewing platforms set the spaces in motion, encouraging visitors to explore. These columns articulate the interior spaces and are illuminated from within, glowing with subtly changing color. Mirrored surfaces enclose the Pavilion, visually expanding the spaces infinitely.