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  • PAVILLION AT LAKE SIDE
    2010.05, ORDOS, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA
  • The pavillion is located in a park of Mongolia, where landscape is flat, spread and wild grassland. Our ambition is to make the pavillion part of the landscape, and highly identifiable as well. The form is inspired by Mogolian ‘ger’ and vernacular cultural symbols- ‘Hada’- the long white stole. 

    White tensile structure rises from the horizental land, the edge of which disappears in the background of sky. The ‘inner’ space and outside are devided by one continuous white and half-transparent fabric fence, which specifies space in an ambiguous way, just like the ‘ger’.

    Main access to the pavillion is from the long ramp which is fenced by tessiled fabric and supported by ‘horse leg’ metaphorized pillars. The fence prevents the noise from the road and securing people on the second floor. This two storied pavillion ensure people to enjoy the lake view from various directions. The unconventional outlook makes it stand out in the natural environment while pure white hides it between sky and land.