Wooden Artwork Pavilion retains its contents hidden from the world

by Editors Staff

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. 

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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.

Wood Art Pavilion by Labscape

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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.

White interior and window seat inside Wood Art Pavilion by Labscape

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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.

View from inside to outdoors through glazing and slatted screen at Wood Art Pavilion by Labscape

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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.

Angular terrace outside Wood Art Pavilion by Labscape

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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. 

Garden pavilion glimpsed through shrubs

(Picture credit score: Nicolas Schimp)

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