1. The Making of the DRAGON SKIN PAVILION (2012, Hong Kong), by LEAD & EDGE


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    The Dragon Skin Pavilion is an architectural installation designed and built for the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. The structure challenges and explores the spatial, tactile, and material possibilities that architecture can offer by revolutions in digital fabrication and manufacturing technology. It inspires passers-by to re-imagine the space we live in today if tomorrow’s technologies are combined with industries present in this region – “made in Hong Kong”, and later “made in China”. The installation is a highly experimental temporary structure designed from 163 unique pieces of post-formable plywood, a brand new and environmentally friendly material. The pavilion is the product of a collaboration between the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) and EDGE Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Research (Tampere University of Technology, Finland) and builds up on expertise from a first prototype constructed during our workshop "IWS 17 - Material Design & Digital Fabrication". + DESIGN | Kristof Crolla & Sebastien Delagrange (LEAD), Emmi Keskisarja & Pekka Tynkkynen (EDGE) + DATES | 15 February 2012 to 23 April 2012 + ORGANISATION | 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture + NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY | Dennis Lo Designs + AWARDS | 2012 Design for Asia Award - Bronze Award + MUSIC | Riot in Thunder Alley, by Eddie Beram + SPECIAL THANKS TO | Gilles Retsin, Anderson Lee, Gene K. King, Liam Taylor, Anssi Joutsiniemi, Kimmo Ylä-Anttila, Staffan Lodenius, Ricci Wong, Kevin Ng, Frank Ho, Anes Jacupovic, Ilkka Lindberg, Milla Vuorinen, Olli Hongisto, llkka Ala-Fossi, Maria Laisi, Hannu Saunaluoma, Jyri Tartia, Jonathan Hilden, Aleksi Rastas, Joonas Ala-Karvia, Ville Leivo, Thomas Miyauchi, Tomi Itäniemi, Lilli Mustila, Erkka Peltonen, Markus Heinonen, Saana Koivusalo, Antti Keskinen, Katja Virta, Olli Metso, Anna Hakula, Aija Rimpeläinen, Law Wai Yue Ruby,Choi kit Wang, Chan Yiu Kwan Bill, Chan Kit Wai, Lai Wing Fung, Chan Ming Tsun, Calvin, Chow Lik Hang Josiah More info: www.l-e-a-d.pro

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    • BREATHING – for Sushibar Ichininmae - RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2014, by LEAD


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      The Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) was invited by the RIBA to participate in the 2014 Shanghai Xintiandi Windows project. The installation "BREATHING" is built for Sushibar Ichininmae and placed at the restaurant entrance in Xintiandi Shopping Mall's atrium. A curling spine surfaces from the floor - its flexible skin from colourful, iridescent scales slowly breathing; hypnotically capturing light, reflections and gazes from mesmerised spectators. On display until 5 May 2014! + Organisation | The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) i.c.w. China Xintiandi & the British Council + Client | Sushibar ichininmae + Design | Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD), www.l-e-a-d.pro + Design Team | Kristof Crolla & Julien Klisz (LEAD) + Project Management & Realisation | Ercu Gorgul, MRT design + Participants | Benjamin Heinrich, Stefan Raab, Kilian Wolf, Zha Yilun, Chen Lixuhan, Zhang Tracy, Gu Chao, Zhang Kaiqin, Zhu Joanna, Shan Mengchu, Chan Danting, Fu Sibo,Tao Yu, Wu Fengzhou, Lee Gamzar, Ning Siyu, Song Rui, Yang Xin, Li Hengye , Li Yuhan. + Music | Sven Libaek - Shark attack Theme More info: www.l-e-a-d.pro

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      • Golden Moon, 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland, by LEAD


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        The Golden Moon is a temporary architectural structure designed and built by the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. that explores how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space. It was built for the 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland and was on display for 6 days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The Golden Moon revisits the concept of a Chinese lantern and makes a direct link to the Mid-Autumn Festival legend of Moon Goddess Chang’e who can only meet her husband Houyi on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the moon is at its fullest and most beautiful. To symbolise the passionate love burning between them, the 6-storey-high, spherical moon lantern is clad with abstracted flames in fiery colours and patterns. The Golden Moon was built in only 11 days and shows how, through a combination of state-of-the-art digital design technology and traditional hand craftsmanship, complex geometry can be built at high speed and low cost with the simplest of means. It rethinks the premise of digital design by anchoring the paradigm in a strong materiality. With nearly 500,000 visitors during its 6-day lifespan, the pavilion used its dynamic space, structure, colour, texture and light to trigger a sensuous response from its visitors. + DATES | 27 September 2012 to 2 October 2012 + LOCATION | Victoria Park, Hong Kong + SPONSOR | Lee Kum Kee + COMPETITION TEAM | Kristof Crolla of LEAD & Adam Fingrut + PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM | Kristof Crolla, Sebastien Delagrange, Dannes Kok, Kenneth Cheung + and Yi Sa Chan of LEAD, with Nicholas Benner, Chris Lee (Anthropods Associates Ltd.), Paulina Lau (APT Engineering Consultant Ltd.) + CONSTRUCTION | Free Form Construction Co. Ltd. (Main Contractor), Fonkwang Development Ltd. & Guangzhou Shipyard Company Ltd. (Steel), Wing Yick Scaffolders (Bamboo), Wings Design Production Ltd. (Fabric), LED Artist (LED) + LIGHT & SOUND DESIGN | LED Artist + PHOTOGRAPHY | Kevin Ng, Grandy Lui and Pano Kalogeropoulos + SPECIAL THANKS TO | Mason Hung, Helen Chiu, Joanne Poon, Rob May, Matthew Melnyk, Martin Riese, Andrew Reid, Jay Forster + AWARDS: - 2013 Perspective Award - category: Institutional / Public Space - 2013 Successful Design Awards - China 最成功设计 – “Gold Award” - Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013-2014 – 5 Star Award for Best Leisure Architecture Hong Kong - 2012-13 A’ Design Award – “Platinum A' Design Award” More info: www.l-e-a-d.pro

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