the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Museums & Exhibit
  4. United States
  5. Tonic Design
  6. Pabellón y Parque del Museo de Arte de North Carolina / Tonic Design

Pabellón y Parque del Museo de Arte de North Carolina / Tonic Design

  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2012
Pabellón y Parque del Museo de Arte de North Carolina / Tonic Design
Pabellón y Parque del Museo de Arte de North Carolina / Tonic Design, © Jim West
© Jim West

© Jim West © Jim West © Jim West © Jim West + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    North Carolina, Estados Unidos
  • Constructor

    Tonic Construction
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The pavilion is an outdoor classroom and component of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Sculpture Park. The structure is wrapped in varying widths of horizontal, perforated metal bands, which offer experiences that change with the seasons, the light, and the vantage point of the viewer The pavilion’s metallic “skin” reflects its natural surroundings by taking on the colors of the grass and sky or, at times, completely disappearing into a moire pattern of light and shadow.

© Jim West
© Jim West

The Tonic Design team selected metal, both steel and aluminum, for three primary reasons. Structurally, steel allows the building to resist lateral forces through the use of moment connections, thus avoiding cross bracing and keeping the interior space as visually open as possible, Secondly, the perforated metallic skin, reflective, opaque and transparent, allows breezes to flow through the space while creating a composition of changing light and shadow. Finally, metal is a recycled content material and could one day be recycled and reused.

© Jim West
© Jim West

The pavilion’s construction system is a kit of parts. As a result, Tonic Construction could prefabricate as many components as possible in the shop and then assemble them in the field, much like Tinkertoys®. This system minimized field construction and maximized efficiency and accuracy. The project was completed within three months of site work. 

© Jim West
© Jim West

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Tonic Design
Office
Cite: "Pabellón y Parque del Museo de Arte de North Carolina / Tonic Design" 01 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/276943/north-carolina-museum-of-art-sculpture-park-pavilion-tonic-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments