the world's most visited architecture website
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Pavillion
  4. Mexico
  5. Parque Humano
  6. 2011
  7. Pavilion in the Woods / Parque Humano

Pavilion in the Woods / Parque Humano

  • 00:00 - 18 August, 2011
Pavilion in the Woods / Parque Humano
Pavilion in the Woods / Parque Humano, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera + 11

  • Architects

    Parque Humano / Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze
  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Category

  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Pavilion in the Woods is a space that provides temporary shelter for retreat and meditation. It is related to the process of creating philosophical works, which may take as their subjects the nature of the environment in which the pavilion is itself sited.


The Pavilion is made in relation to architectural form as well as to the sculptural and visual senses. In the location, this pavilion is deliberately positioned on a large plot of land, following the path of an existing pine tree alley.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The viewer on the inside is in constant flux according to the conditions of changing light and the position of the sun, which affects the reflection and transparency of the glass. Perception has no time span, and there is no acknowledgment of temporality, making the art experience pure.

East Elevation
East Elevation

The observer is conscious of being part of a present, palpable, located within a specific time and reality. For the concept of this project, we sought a higher unity between architecture and nature.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

View the complete gallery

Project location

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Pavilion in the Woods / Parque Humano" 18 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.