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Chi-osk's translucent fiberglass skin is light-weight, highly-durable and moderately translucent that lets ample natural light in and low-energy LED light out to create a warm, glowing micro-location year-round. — Chi-osk by Alis Lotus Team | Chicago, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Chi-osk's translucent fiberglass skin is light-weight, highly-durable and moderately translucent that lets ample natural light in and low-energy LED light out to create a warm, glowing micro-location year-round. — Chi-osk by Alis Lotus Team

They fly to extend the physical limits of the kiosk turning it in a big umbrella, thanks to a system of pneumatic pistons, and leaving the columns free in the space, such in the Barcelona Pavilion. When the walls are closed down, the corner is devoid of mass. — PAT. | Torino, Italy — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

They fly to extend the physical limits of the kiosk turning it in a big umbrella, thanks to a system of pneumatic pistons, and leaving the columns free in the space, such in the Barcelona Pavilion. When the walls are closed down, the corner is devoid of mass. — PAT. | Torino, Italy — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral found in shells, the kiosk has a chimney at its center to provide ventilation in hot summer months and as a smoke exhaust while in use as a sauna.  — Kotilo by Live Nordic | Helsinki, Finland — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral found in shells, the kiosk has a chimney at its center to provide ventilation in hot summer months and as a smoke exhaust while in use as a sauna. — Kotilo by Live Nordic

Horizontal small wood panels (spacers) in between vertical slices will be placed and the pieces fasten together with standard metal fittings for wood joints and it will all behave as one element self-standing. — Landscape Intertwine by Campos Costa Architects | Lisbon, Portugal — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Horizontal small wood panels (spacers) in between vertical slices will be placed and the pieces fasten together with standard metal fittings for wood joints and it will all behave as one element self-standing. — Landscape Intertwine by Campos Costa Architects | Lisbon, Portugal — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The kiosk tries to establish a link between sports and architecture, not as a host, as a container for sport activities, but rather as a provisional structure supporting them. — The Moorings by Arie Gruijters | Brussels, Belgium — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The kiosk tries to establish a link between sports and architecture, not as a host, as a container for sport activities, but rather as a provisional structure supporting them. — The Moorings by Arie Gruijters

Partially inspired by the works of James Turrell, a reflective space is created by obscuring other visual stimuli while framing a natural view of the lake with its white perspectival fins. — L--K  | New York City, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Partially inspired by the works of James Turrell, a reflective space is created by obscuring other visual stimuli while framing a natural view of the lake with its white perspectival fins.

The scalloped profile evokes the pop-imagery of waves and seashells, and combined with well-placed lighting, acts as a light shaft that resembles a floating lantern during night time. — Phoebe Kung | Hong Hong — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The scalloped profile evokes the pop-imagery of waves and seashells, and combined with well-placed lighting, acts as a light shaft that resembles a floating lantern during night time. — Phoebe Kung | Hong Hong — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The Menger Cube kiosk itself is inspired by a Menger  Sponge, a three-dimensional mathematical object constructed with fractal branching, like a giant Rubik’s cube made of Rubik’s cubes, all constructed from simple cubes on a 3D printer. — Wheeler Kearns Architects | Chicago, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The Menger Cube kiosk itself is inspired by a Menger Sponge, a three-dimensional mathematical object constructed with fractal branching, like a giant Rubik’s cube made of Rubik’s cubes, all constructed from simple cubes on a 3D printer. — Wheeler Kearns Architects | Chicago, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Prairie,” Fox in the Snow abstracts these characteristics into a series of steel screens at varying densities, creating a space whose quality of light and air would be at home on the prairie. — Fox in the Snow Architects | Brooklyn, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Prairie,” Fox in the Snow abstracts these characteristics into a series of steel screens at varying densities, creating a space whose quality of light and air would be at home on the prairie. — Fox in the Snow Architects

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In the opened state the caterpillar-like outer wall segments are structurally configured to lean and lock onto one another to become load bearing. — Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design

LOdGe attempts to re-focus our relationship with wood as a building material in our urban cores and transform public perception through the investigation of the relationship between material and structure, industry and nature, waste and reuse. — LOdGe by IKD | Cambridge, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

LOdGe attempts to re-focus our relationship with wood as a building material in our urban cores and transform public perception through the investigation of the relationship between material and structure, industry and nature, waste and reuse. — LOdGe by IKD | Cambridge, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The Stairway from Sand to Sky is a dual function shelter and viewing point, its supporting pillars converted into two conical kiosks, while the remaining space below is surrounded by curtains that avoid defining the confine between indoors and outdoors. — Radar | Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The Stairway from Sand to Sky is a dual function shelter and viewing point, its supporting pillars converted into two conical kiosks, while the remaining space below is surrounded by curtains that avoid defining the confine between indoors and outdoors. — Radar | Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Made of four movable posts, net curtains, white canvas, and a screen for projections, the space feels open yet marks the spatial limits of the events taking shape inside. — APRDELESP | Mexico City, Mexico — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Made of four movable posts, net curtains, white canvas, and a screen for projections, the space feels open yet marks the spatial limits of the events taking shape inside.

Blooming Kiosk’s pneumatic roof collects rain and produces electricity via solar cells printed on tits membrane; due to its self-sufficiency the kiosk does not need fixed energy connections and can occupy any location. — Blooming Kiosk by ja i ti ro | Ljubljana, Slovenia — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Blooming Kiosk’s pneumatic roof collects rain and produces electricity via solar cells printed on tits membrane; due to its self-sufficiency the kiosk does not need fixed energy connections and can occupy any location. — Blooming Kiosk by ja i ti ro

The structure comprises four main prefabricated components – two wall trusses, bleacher roof and floor – which can be transported by truck, craned into place and mechanically fixed together as a freestanding object. — Andrew Simpson | Melbourne, Australia — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The structure comprises four main prefabricated components – two wall trusses, bleacher roof and floor – which can be transported by truck, craned into place and mechanically fixed together as a freestanding object.

The Same Old Kiosk adds a hot air balloon to the traditional kiosk, acting as a heat source during the cold months of fall, and as additional signage during warm months. — The Same Old Kiosk by SKME | Seoul, Korea — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

The Same Old Kiosk adds a hot air balloon to the traditional kiosk, acting as a heat source during the cold months of fall, and as additional signage during warm months. — The Same Old Kiosk by SKME

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