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Folded pavilion structure embracing texture and craft, and confluence of interior and exterior. Various cubic volumes connecting to it in all directions. Standing on a seemingly solid plinth, the pavilion gives shelter from heavy tropical rain falls and sun, while enabling full, unobstructed enjoyment of the lush surrounding of rice fields and jungle. The pavilion is a wood clad space truss made of steel and decked with traditional teak wood shingles. Different cross sections of cantilevering A-frames create a sequence of warped surfaces that give the ceiling its character. The roof shelters communal activities and emphasizes a place of gathering. As further reading suggests the house has two fronts, meaning its side-front and its front-front, both translated into the load bearing, and shape giving structure of its roof. The ceiling is a timber grate enabling airflow, resulting in a comfortable climate, even on hot days. View more View full description
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