For 2015’s Design Miami, fair organizers have awarded the design of its coveted entry pavilion to a group of Harvard Graduate School of Design students — Joanne Cheung, Jenny Shen, Steven Meyer, Doug Harsevoort and Yiliu Shen-Burke. Every year Design Miami, a global forum for design with annual shows in Miami and Basel, commissions an early-career architect to design the entry pavilion for its site. The GSD awardees designed UNBUILT, a fragmented canopy made with 200 unique, pink-foam architectural models structured on top of a metal grid structure. The project is meant to convey the pains of the design process, which is often filled with unrealized ideas which never get to the design studio. In a New York Times article, GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi said, “the aspiration of the unbuilt is an important thing, a vehicle to the future of design.”
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