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Wooden Structure / Isaac Broid + Jorge Covarrubias + Mauricio Rocha

  • 00:00 - 16 August, 2011
Wooden Structure / Isaac Broid + Jorge Covarrubias + Mauricio Rocha
Wooden Structure / Isaac Broid + Jorge Covarrubias + Mauricio Rocha, © Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

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Text description provided by the architects. Playgrounds are the special domain of children, Wooden Structure was conceived as an opportunity for adults to experience childhood a second time. In the siting, this pavilion is positioned in one of the courts of the Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, surrounded by Tatiana’s Bilbao previous intervention on the walls of the court.

© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

The Pavilion is just a structure made from wooden beams that have been discarded as part of the renovation of the building. Uprooted from the tamped earth that covers the patio, a first layer of beams starts an unequal spiral interrupted by an access hidden to the eye.

© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

Gradually, the pyramid body narrows and changes shape, but it´s not rectified until the crown, where a lookout place has been provided for the perched voyeur to catch a glimpse of an inhabited horizon of roofs in poor condition and brand updated temples.

The opposite happens on the inside, with the rough sutures of rusty wire and keloid edges disappearing from the semantic program. A lattice filters the sunlight into the sheltered space, which operates as a resting place from the constant harassment suffered by the inhabitants of the city of Oaxaca due to the intense summer sun.

© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

This Pavilion is a place that combines retreat and meditation, provision of temporary shelter with an inducement to participate in specific acts of memory, contemplation, and philosophical speculation.

© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
© Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

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Cite: "Wooden Structure / Isaac Broid + Jorge Covarrubias + Mauricio Rocha" 16 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/159561/wooden-structure-isaac-broid-jorge-covarrubias-mauricio-rocha/> ISSN 0719-8884
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