The opportunity for a designer to create temporary, small-scale experimental architecture is one that is quite unique. A finely honed brief, a limited budget and a smaller scale all challenge the creator to produce an original structure that engages the senses and the imagination of the audience. Temporary architecture allows an architect to think outside the box, be a little playful and make the built environment accessible for the local community.
Often a mixture of art installation and architecture, transient structures are usually created for festivals, exhibitions and public events around the world. They could respond to a competition or be part of an innovative student project, or they could be created purely to liven up a museum or public space. These structures are often participatory and interactive, and the best encourage the community to explore and form their own opinion on the project.
ArchitectureNow has rounded up a list of 10 striking, thought-provoking temporary architectural projects. From a miniature wooden tower in Paris to a shingle-covered pavilion in an English forest, these structures are lessons in the possibilities of built form. They may be of a small scale, but they certainly create a large impact.
See the images below and slideshow above for temporary projects that were all created in 2016.