BRRO arquitetos curates a space of quiet contemplation with its outward-looking ‘floating pavilion.’ the minimal, open-air timber structure introduces an 80 square meter shading plane over the water. with no distinct boundaries, the project integrates into its natural context with a continuation of the horizontal planes reflected on the mirrored horizon. with the pavilion, which floats above the diffusive and reflective surface of a reservoir within the brazilian state of são paulo, BRRO arquitetos aims to offer visitors a place for reflection and leisure with minimal interruption of the bucolic landscape.
all images by andré scarpa
BRRO arquitetos crafts its floating pavilion as two planes comprised simply of a deck beneath a roof. the project serves to replace a pre-existing deck with a tile roof which had become insufficient to accommodate the leisure activities of the reservoir visitors. in response to these requirements the design team introduces a broader roof composed of sheet metal and supported by a prefabricated laminated timber structure. with this method of construction, the main architectural elements are prepared in the factory and assembled on site ensuring precision, resistance, a fast build process.
elements of the performative structure can be adjusted by occupants as needed in response to climate conditions. operable wood louvers in a metallic frame are installed on either end of the deck in order to control the wind and filter sunlight throughout the day. the team at BROO comments: ‘the architecture shows itself capable of creating shelter above water. a search for occupation in an immaterial territory.’
project title: floating pavilion
architecture: BRRO arquitetos
location: são paulo, brazil
built area: 80 square meters
photography: andré scarpa
Source : designboom