By @Wutopia Lab
Shanghai-based architecture studio wutopia lab converted a neglected pump house at a farm of bright food group into a dreamy pavilion, as a sacred space for ordinary people with shared memories. giving the name ‘shrine of everyman’, the architects sought to generate an ethereal translucent construction that stimulates passers-by curiosity and invites them to a spiritual journey.
something between architecture and art, with its cloud-like appearance, the project stands out of a meadow located in the outskirts of shanghai, china. resting on a semicircle platform filled with water and hovering above a river, the project provides sweeping views of the landscape reflected on the water surfaces.
A series of semi-transparent layers punctured by curves create a harmonious visual compilation. the translucent uncertainty and the pools that isolate the landscape create the sacredness of the place which is enhanced once dark, as the structure is illuminated, wrapping in a pearly tone.