Instant Scene – TF.33 Pavilion Installation for Clothing Exhibition by Atelier Tree

A woven roof that can breathe

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木又寸 (Atelier Tree) 为服装品牌TF.33设计了在2018北京服装展会上的临时展亭。经典的东方庭院空间被抽象为装置,呈现于中国农业展览馆展馆室内空间中。

Atelier Tree designed a temporary pavilion for the fashion brand TF.33 in a clothing exhibition in Beijing, 2018. Traditional eastern courtyard space is epitomized into an installation, presented in National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing, China.

▼展亭外观,exterior view


Time for construction and building is restricted within 16 hours. We used finished industrial products as structure as well as decoration surface to express clearly an inconspicuous and honest construction strategy, which also kept the budget at a very low level. All materials used to build the pavilion, including hollow concrete blocks, flexible aluminum foil ducts, polycarbonate panels, and square steel tubes, can be recycled and re-used after the 3-day exhibition.

▼展亭室内概览,interior overview

▼展亭使用了混凝土空心砌块、铝箔风管、聚碳酸酯板和金属方钢管等可回收的材料,hollow concrete blocks, flexible aluminum foil ducts, polycarbonate panels and square steel tubes can be recycled and re-used after the 3-day exhibition


The exhibition site has a height limit of 4.5 meters. Atelier Tree lowered the courtyard fence height to 2.0 meters, which enabled lights of the metal-weaved dual-pitched roof to flash over the fence. Surrounded by tall exhibition stands built to the height limitation of 4.5 meters, the pavilion managed to attract views and crowds as an energy basin. The rectangle exhibition site was enclosed by pathways from four directions, so we naturally reserved the two entrances/exits diagonally on two main paths: the north path and the south path. The two courtyards and the pitched roof in the middle sectioned the site into three parallel internal and external space, leading to an S-shaped tour line throughout the courtyard, the main clothing exhibition area, and the business negotiation area.

▼服装展示区,fashion exhibition area

▼金属编织坡屋面闪耀的光芒越过围墙,the lights of the metal-weaved dual-pitched roof to flash over the fence

▼风管孔洞与风管间缝隙使室内外空气、光线、视线得以穿透和流转,the structure of the ducts and the gaps between them enabled the air to circulate and to flow, the light to pass through, and visitors’ eyes to keep moving


Outside the pavilion, we used square steel tube as frames which served both structure and display functions. The fence and the roof were covered with ivory translucent polycarbonate panels, thin but unable to be traversed. The slight swing of the clothes and the hazy shadow of the audience left a lively monochrome image on polycarbonate panels, turning the fence into a constantly changing dumb-show screen. Visitors passed through the low-key pavilion entrance and walked into the inside of the epitomized courtyard, crossing the straightforward and pure installation space and exploring designer’s clothes exhibited under the pitched roof and in the courtyard.



The eave of the weaved rooftop was lowered to emphasize the boundary of the courtyard, creating a calm cave that was unfolded horizontally for visitors to rest their eyes while sitting down. Landscape installation constructed from concrete masonries formed a threshold between the interior and the courtyard, rendering a scenery that could be shared by audience in both spaces.

▼混凝土景观装置分隔出室内和庭院,concrete installation formed a threshold between the interior and the courtyard

▼展示台,display stand


The pitched roof, as the realization of a vital classic architectural element of the East, was covered by weaved flexible aluminum foil ducts with diameter of 300mm. Despite of the heavy sense of volume presented by the metal-weaved roof, the aluminum foil material weighs extremely light. The structure of the ducts and the gaps between them enabled the air to circulate and to flow, the light to pass through, and visitors’ eyes to keep moving. The roof became a breathing organ that integrated the space installation and the environment.

▼屋面细部,detailed view


The making of weaved roof and the geometric cut of polycarbonate panels associated the construction activity with the making of textiles and clothing. Meanwhile, the pavilion itself instantly turned into the “skin” of the exhibition activity, and the construction of the pavilion became a creation of clothing design. Shadows projected onto the thin translucent walls, lights reflected by the aluminum foil ducts, and visitors moving in a trance together created a contemporary dream between the virtual and the reality.

▼聚碳酸酯半透明外墙,translucent wall made of polycarbonate panels


▼概念生成示意图,concept diagram


▼功能示意图,function legend

▼动线示意图,circulation diagram




项目名称:即时风景 – TF.33 服装展亭装置
项目规模:180 m²
设计时间:2018.4.24 – 2018.5.15
Design Studio: Atelier Tree
Chief Architect: Casen Chiong
Architects: Casen Chiong, Dan Zeng, Xinduo Guo, Lei Du
Project name: Instant Scene – TF.33 Pavilion Installation for Clothing Exhibition
Program: Architecture, Exhibition, Installation, Interior
Building area: 180 m²
Client: Qihexing Leather Clothing Factory
Project location: National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
Design date:2018.4.24 – 2018.5.15
Completion date:2018.5.22
Construction team: Beijing Hua Mei Wan Tai Culture Media Co. Ltd.
Photographer: Shenme Li; Atelier Tree

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