Matthew Behrendt


This pavilion explores how simple geometry can be changed to make something more complex and captivating to the eye. This is demonstrated in the transfer of basic cuboids to something more complex, which only just slightly resembles its previous form. Through an exploration of materiality, subtle and apparent disparities between components of the pavilion are created, such as the disparity between the smooth reflective frames and the rough rocks. The pavilion aims to create a sense of enclosure and breathability simultaneously. The gaps between each frame and the rear waffle seating allow for visual access to the outside space while the sheer imposing structure of the sets of frames contain the interior space and allow it to be vividly private. Despite its containment, the interior of the pavilion is spacious and allows for movement and flow of light and air, which is complemented by the breathability of the structure.