Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Pavilion in Oeken, Netherlands by FARO architects
April 30th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: FARO architects
A 150 year old farmhouse located in the rural area between the nature areas of the Veluwe and the IJssel river has been renovated and expanded. The newly added pavilion represents modern rural architecture: it’s simple, practical, and eloquent.
The main structural element of this pavilion is wood and we like to show it! The pavilion shows how minimal and simple means can lead to large results. The pure feel of the pavilion is determined by the visible showing of the wood structure. The whole pavilion shows and breathes wood. The visible and clean beams, rafters, and walls are a design statement. The wood construction and lamellas used for the exterior play with light and allow for pleasant surprises and variations in the interior. This residential pavilion thrives on its simple appearance and apparent simple wooden construction.
The pavilion has one large space with a wood stove, a kitchenette, bathroom with shower, a bedroom and a loft. The simple and clean design has not been mitigated by unnecessary additions and details. “The building leaves a poetic impression of purity. The structure of lamellas make it appear that construction has been easy. The no-nonsense manner in which this ‘simple barn’ has a large panoramic window shows a pleasant openness to conventional styles. This window both invites the landscape in and leads the view outwards,’ tells the jury report of the BNA Building of the Year award, for which this project was nominated.
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