Summer Pavilion

Kentucky, 2011. In collaboration with Mark Talbot.

In this temporary pavilion, the controlled collision of ruled surfaces generates arched passageways and vault-like spaces. In addition to defining a social milieu at the threshold of lake and land, the pavilion provides shade from the summer sun by day and magnifies the light of campfires lit beneath it by night. The tensile structure is created by aircraft cable spanning among existing trees. The membrane is Aluminet®, a reflective and porous greenhouse cladding, whose appearance varies with the time of day and weather: either flat and shiny or diaphanous and glittering. 

Featured on Arch Daily, December 30, 2011, and published in Landscape Architecture journal, Beijing, 2012.