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  7. Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

  • 01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, © Diana Quintela
© Diana Quintela

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
  • Collaborators

    Joao Quintela, Tim Simon, Peter Weeber
  • Builder

    Kairos
  • Structural consultant

    Luis Mendieta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Diana Quintela
© Diana Quintela

Text description provided by the architects. This somehow modest yet monumental piece appears as a simple form of opposition - that substantial role of Architecture - but in a temporal and non-conclusive manner. It is a duplicated archetypical figure of two columns supporting a beam that are articulated perpendicular to each other so as to define a cross shaped plan. The dimension in section, height and span is meant to unveil the hidden asymmetry of the existing pavilion.

© Diana Quintela
© Diana Quintela

By a manifested displacement of the very gravitational point of the whole interior (literally materialized by a pending granite bolder that is suspended on top of the water mirror), the gap between column and wall defines a new and specific character for the east-west diagonal flanks. There are only three dimensions for the pine lumber: one for the structural frames, another one for the cladding and the third one to join the other two.

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Cite: "Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen" 15 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/400086/crux-pavilion-pezo-von-ellrichshausen-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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