0052 | Pavillon de l’Amour | 2016 | pavilion | Nancay | 75 m²
Pavillon de l’Amour
The love pavilion is a small, lightweight structure built in the middle of a vast forest bordered by two ponds, south of Orléans. It is made up of three covered spaces — small, medium and big — respectively oriented towards the pond, the house and the clearing. These spaces are organised around a central patio facing a century-old oak tree at the edge of the wood. Designed as an outbuilding to a converted-barn holiday home, the pavilion is an open structure filling various functions: a space for meals, play, reading, napping, parties, etc.
It features a fir frame stained with Austrian pine tar, and was self-built over a three-week residence in the forest. The perception one may have of the pavilion changes through the seasons: at times it blends into the dense background of trees, and at others it stands out as a strange object in the landscape.
Built in collaboration with Nelson and Camille Larroque
design and manufacture of a garden pavilion
|location :||Nancay, France|
|area :||75 m²|
|budget :||30 000 €|
|photo credit :||
Stéphane Ruchaud, Peaks