pavilion by toyo ito @ battersea power station


Toyo Ito, is a Japanese architect with a rep. Known for creating extreme concept buildings, his thing is erecting interactive structures like the Tower Of Winds. Located in Yokohama, by day it looks similar to a stacked cans of beans but by night takes on the form of a tubular graphic equaliser, with lights and reflective surfaces that capture the moods of the city. This temporary structure, The Pavilion, sits on the fringe of the Battersea Power Station and houses the exhibition’s UniversalShops, a series of guerilla stores flogging some neat gear and the Yauatcha Tea House. It’s pretty striking against the red brick and industial look of the Power Station, but like most good things, it’ll never last….