Text description provided by the architects. Stal Collectief is a collaboration between four young furniture designers who studied in Mechelen: Len de Paepe, Bob Segers, Tim Vranken and Jonas Blondeel.
This collective, which occured through common interest and friendship, wants to create timeless and honest pieces of furniture and lighting objects.
New ideas are conceived, prototyped and sometimes even developed under one roof.
The Hofer pavilion is an experimental shelter for which we chose to use the archetypical shape of a house with a gable roof. Three out of the four walls and the roof can be moved to transform the interior into an outdoor livingspace. Ten pillars were used to support the structure and to create a slight elevation towards its surroundings. As a result the pavilion offers different perspectives on the rural scenery.
The outside is clad with wood according to the japanese way shou sugi ban.
The fixed structure such as the floor and the entrance are finished with sheet metal.
This temporary dwelling can be used during all seasons and for multiple purpuses.