Ship-like Hidden Pavilion uses the surrounding forest like a protective envelope

February 15, 2017 by  
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This ship-like pavilion in Spain reconciles the openness of glass architecture and the need for privacy. Penelas Architects designed the Hidden Pavilion as a quiet retreat that protects its occupants not through the use of curtains or blinds, but by treating the surrounding forest as a kind of natural envelope. The pavilion is nestled in a forest glade just northwest of Madrid, Spain . Its isolated location allowed the architects to completely open up the building toward the surroundings and draw maximum natural light into its interior. Designed to become one with nature, the building incorporates an existing 200-year-old oak tree, along with younger trees, to grow through gaps in its terraced areas. Related: Kengo Kuma unveils “blossoming” glass and timber villas for Bali With a floor space of 753 square feet spread over two floors, the pavilion includes a veranda and a rooftop terrace that overlook the surrounding forest. Natural materials , steel and glass are combined to create a kind of industrial appearance of an ocean liner that, instead of oceans, navigates the lush landscapes of central Spain. + Penelas Architects Via New Atlas Photos by Miguel de Guzmán + Rocio Romero

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Corby Cube: Dazzling Glass Pavilion Unveiled in England

May 26, 2011 by  
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Giant Zig Zag Glass Canopy Envelops New College of Arts In Nantes, France

February 24, 2011 by  
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Gowanus Canal Sludge Could be Turned into Glass Building Blocks

September 10, 2010 by  
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Canals are notorious for being filled with industrial toxins, mud, tar and other forms of sewage that may potentially take years to clean up. The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is no exception, and to clean the 300,000 cubic yards of miscellaneous sludge is expected to take the Environmental Protection Agency the better part of a decade.

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