temple pavilion

T. P. combines a slender timber frame with a tensegrity tent, with the simple goal to be an open-air summer lounge.

It draws inspirations from two sources mainly, ancient greek temples, for the plan organization around rows of columns, the division in two separate areas and the frontal access. the second influence was the japanese joinery, in the attempt to build a slender and hierarchially sound timber frame.



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Side rendering, showing the drapes between two posts.


As in an ancient Greek Temple, the idea was to enter from the short sides and to have two separate “chambers” dedicated to different activities.