Wooden Artwork Pavilion is a modest, single-storey constructing set Within the lush again backyard of the 1934 Villa Nisot in Brussels. Clad in darkish timber slats set above an uneven plinth, the architectural cabin was designed by dynamic native follow Labscape, and sits discreetly within the grounds of the modernist basic.
Labscape’s Wooden Artwork Pavilion
Villa Nisot was designed by Louis Herman De Koninck (1896-1984) and is positioned amid greenery, within the small city of Rhode-Saint-Genèse, about 15km due south of central Brussels. It’s an upscale suburban panorama with a protracted historical past of architectural experimentation, together with the ultra-modern Villa Dirickz by Marcel Leborgne, accomplished in 1933.
Labscape, which has places of work in Brussels, Pisa, and New York, was based in 2010 by architects Tecla Tangorra and Robert Ivanov. The agency spent two years restoring and enhancing Villa Nisot, and within the course of created this bespoke artist’s pavilion behind the primary home.
Describing the challenge as ‘intimate, introvert and hidden structure’, the architects have set the brand new constructing on a layered concrete platform, with the darkish backside layer giving the impression that the studio floats above the lawns. An angled mirrored window juts out of the mysterious black façade, whereas the doorway is about in a wall of glazing, hid behind a big folding display.
This burnt wooden panelling is each industrial and agricultural, in addition to lending all the construction a way of thriller. Two of the façades don’t have any home windows in any respect, giving the construction the looks of an summary backyard sculpture, a darkish object glimpsed by way of bushes and hedges.
The studio has been designed for a painter, and pure gentle comes by way of rooflights set across the fringe of the amount. Hid ceiling-mounted electrical lights present night-time illumination from the identical factors.
Pared-back supplies are juxtaposed with elaborately wealthy materials, most notably on the window seat, whereas the storage cupboard and clean-up space is constructed from marine wooden and paired with a inexperienced marble countertop. Other than the primary studio area, the constructing homes a small washroom and kitchenette.
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