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High Desert Pavilion / PIQUE

  • 01:00 - 20 February, 2010
High Desert Pavilion / PIQUE
High Desert Pavilion / PIQUE, © Peter Jahnke
© Peter Jahnke

© Bob Woodward © Tom Owen © Tom Owen © Tom Owen +14

From the architect. Central Oregon is known for its access to a variety of outdoor sports. The region’s variety of climates provides a unique opportunity to access a myriad of activity types in the same season. It is not uncommon for a person to go skiing in the morning and biking in the afternoon. A building in this region should reflect this lifestyle and provide a variety of ways to access the outdoors on daily and annual cycles.

© Peter Jahnke
© Peter Jahnke

The High Desert Pavilion focuses on engagement. The building is designed to provide a myriad of ways to engage the outdoors and surrounding site. On a daily scale, the intimate, northeast patio is a perfect place to watch the sunrise, the large south-facing patio is designed for outdoor eating, and the private patio next to the master bedroom is meant for reading and star watching. On an annual scale, the overhang on the south patio is sized to flood the patio with sunlight in the winter months, creating a warm place to sit outside protected from prevailing westerly winds. In the summer the “Void” (interior courtyard) provides a cool place to escape the sun and remain outdoors.

© Peter Jahnke
© Peter Jahnke

Just as the low-slung roof lines are a function of passive solar management, the three parallel axis walls orient the house toward prominent views and define outdoor rooms, expanding the small footprint into the landscape. The steel clad spine-wall rigidly defines the public spaces from private and draws in the saturated colors and textures from the surrounding site.

© Tom Owen
© Tom Owen

The High Desert Pavilion delivers structure to a family’s living cycle and celebrates their rituals.

© Tom Owen
© Tom Owen
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mohammad mohammad · March 18, 2013

Great job , Could you provide an elevation drawing and a site plan ?!!

mohammad mohammad · March 18, 2013

Could you please provide an elevation drawing and a site plan

Mohammad · March 18, 2013

Could you please provide an elevation drawing and a site plan

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Badhon · May 03, 2010

elegant! some lovely textures there. the quality of the materials in sunlight is exquisite!

mohammad mohammad · March 18, 2013 11:36 PM

Great job , Could you provide elevation drawing and a site plan ?! And I want some information a bout the structure systems ( roof and wall ) and the materials used

enriquedlcm · February 24, 2010

indeed, looks inspired by the great Wright... congrats

EMERSON GÁMEZ B. · February 23, 2010

Este diseño es realmente excelente. pocas veces se puede decir eso de un diseño. felicitaciones a los diseñadores.

Benek Lisefski · February 22, 2010

Beautiful desert house. Quite FLR in many places.

bl8_arch · February 21, 2010

reminds me of frank lloyd wright.
looks good. inspiring.

mima · February 20, 2010

Indeed a nice project, but those living cycle diagrams are
pseudo -scientific and unnecessary.

Architist · February 20, 2010

Functional, elegant and well crafted!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dimitris · February 20, 2010

Beautiful, simple, straight forword. I just like it!


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