The interior of Seed Cathedral by Thomas Heatherwick

The inside of the UK Pavillion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

UK Pavilion // World Expo Shanghai 2010 // Heatherwick Studio

sadly it is not around anymore... it was just up for an expo. "The Seed Cathedral"... saw this on a TED talk

Thomas Heatherwick - UK Pavilion

MVRDV recently designed the Water Cube pavilion for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea. The structure is designed to express the power and beauty of the oceans, and is composed of water filled basins, which act as both a temperature buffer as well as the main attraction. A bit like being inside an aquarium, the hollow inner sanctum will be lit with water-filtered light.

Thomas Heatherwick‘s UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, dubbed "The Seed Cathedral." (Love it? Watch his TED Talk too...http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_heatherwick.html)

Heatherwick Studio Expo 2010 UK Facade. The Seed Cathedral is a box, 15 metres high and 10 metres tall. From every surface protrude silvery hairs, consisting of 60,000 identical rods of clear acrylic, 7.5 metres long, which extend through the walls of the box and lift it into the air. There are 250,000 seeds cast into the glassy tips of all the hairs.

Vieux Port pavilion by Foster + Partners

Futuristic Architecture, Sky SOHO by Zaha Hadid Architects, Shanghai, China

Italian Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Cool Building - Thomas Heathwick's Pavillion for the Shanghi expo - each spike has a unique seed of a plant species in it.

Zaha Hadid – Zaha Hadid at Sonnabend exhibition, New York

Rainbow Chapel - Shanghai www.thecoolhunter.net/article/detail/2333/rainbow-chapel---shanghai

Cool Porsche Pavilion by HENN Architects

Heatherwick studio. Thomas Heatherwick's book debuts in May! http://www.randomhouse.com/book/218099/thomas-heatherwick-by-thomas-heatherwick

Facade, brick, pattern

The entry of Heatherwick’s Seed Cathedral—the U.K. pavilion he conceived for Shanghai’s Expo 2010.

Department of Design (Polytechnic of Turin) pavilion designed for the 2012 MADE Expo

Design for a new national museum in Oslo by competition finalists, Moxon Architects. Architectural model photographed to highlight the visual aspects of daylight on the scheme, for usage in portfolio, website and publications.

UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Thomas Heatherwick