H-VAC Antepavilion, London, United Kingdom. Architect: PUP Architects, 2017.
|:||Shingle detail at dusk. H-VAC Antepavilion, London, United Kingdom. Architect: PUP Architects, 2017.|
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|:||H-VAC Antepavilion, London, United Kingdom. Architect: PUP Architects, 2017.|
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|:||From the architect: Designed and built by upcoming architecture firm, PUP Architects, H-VAC was selected from 128 entries including 5 finalists as the winning proposal for the inaugural Antepavilion international competition. PUP worked with the clients and the Architecture foundation to realise the project in July and August 2017. Clad in reversible Tetra-Pak shingles, H-VAC is a playful subversion of planning legislation, exploiting permitted development rights for rooftop plant to confront the habitation of rooftop space. Covertly extrovert, the snaking linear form references the voluminous curved surfaces of rooftop ducting and air handling plant; primarily functional yet surprisingly sculptural. A shelter in disguise, the enlarged scale allows inhabitation and exploits its inaccessible location, concealing a rooftop garden.|
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