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This Year's Design Miami Entry Pavilion Will be a Forest of Unbuilt Architecture

The annual international design fair coinciding with Art Basel, Design Miami has announced its verdict for a competition held with the Harvard Graduate School of Design to create the fair's signature entry pavilion, in the New York Times—the first time the pavilion will be designed by students. The winners, Joanne Cheung, Jenny Shen, Steven Meyer, Doug Harsevoort, and Yiliu Shen-Burke, devised UNBUILT, a metaphorical installation representing the countless, unfulfilled ideas that occur throughout the design process.

Symbolizing this concept is a forest of metal poles topped by pink-foam architectural models (from the minds of faculty, alumni, and other students) that have been, well, "unbuilt" until their debut this December. "But don't expect to recognize the models as you walk in; until now, the buildings they represent have existed only in the imaginations of their designers." says the Times. Fair visitors will be able to access an app that will go into more detail describing each model. Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami, told the Times: "It captures something that is so often unseen. Most people never work with architects or see how things get designed, so this exposes the inner struggle of getting to something that finally gets made."—Alexandra J Miller
· A first look at Design Miami's 2015 entry pavilion [NY Times]
· Design Miami holding student competition to design entrance [Curbed]
· Design Miami coverage [Curbed Miami]

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