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Marco Casagrande’s Gorgeous Bamboo “Cicada” Pavilion Snakes its Way Through Urban Taipei

Taiwan Architecture News - Jan 17, 2012 - 08:48   6759 views

Rising out of a vacant lot like a bulbous cocoon, Marco Casagrande’s “Cicada” pavilion enlivens an open public square in Taipei. The Finnish architect created the beautifully unfurling space from yards of open woven bamboo. The organic cocoon structure offsets the concrete urbanism that has become synonymous with Taipei, providing a place for passersby to relax and congregate.