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vector architects: harvest pavilion
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may 28, 2012
vector architects: harvest pavilion


‘harvest pavilion’ by vector architects, kunshan, china
image © shu he photo
all images courtesy of vector architects

located amidst an eco-farm in kunshan, china, the ‘harvest pavilion’ designed by beijing-based practice vector architects is
the first completed structure within a four building complex which will include a clubhouse, botanical showroom and information center
dedicated to agricultural activity. responding to the vast tracts of land encompassing the site, a horizontal roof with deep eaves
parallels the flat landscape. cantilevering from all four sides, the thin plane is formed from prefabricated aluminum rods creating
a simple and light enclosure. the sheltering canopy generates an outdoor transition area to the interior.

a floor-to-ceiling facade system of vertical bamboo louvers frames window panes and pivoting glass doors. the internal room becomes
filters into the fields when the doors are opened.


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


image © shu he photo


site plan


floor plan / level 0


section


(left) wall section
1. 2mm aluminum capping
2. pebble paving
3. steel beam
4. steel + concrete roof slab
5. 50×200 mm C section steel
6. 25x30mm @ 50 mm aluminum trellis
7. steel beam
8. bamboo wood panel
9. steel wide flange beam
10. steel fastened for bamboo wood grilles
11. 25x40mm @ 50mm bamboo wood grid ceiling
12. 25x50mm @ 107.5mm bamboo wood grilles
13. 15mm toughened glass
14. steel column
15. grass ground
16. brushed stainless steel cover grating
17. steel support for bamboo wood grilles
18. bruched stainless steel cover grating
19. 60 mm terrazzo slabs
20. LED strip

(right) wall section
1. 2mm aluminum capping
2. pebble paving
3. steel beam
4. steel + concrete roof slab
5. 50×200 mm C section steel
6. 25x30mm @ 50 mm aluminum trellis
7. steel beam
8. bamboo wood panel
9. steel wide flange beam
10.
25x40mm @ 50mm bamboo wood grid ceiling

11.
15mm eccentric shaft glass door

12. steel column
13.
grass ground

14. brushed stainless steel cover grating
15. floor spring
16. 60mm terrazzo slabs


sketch of wall section


conceptual sketch

project info:

location: kunshan, china
client: kunshan city investment company
architect: vector architects
design-partner-in-charge: gong dong, chien-ho hsu
project architect: feng xu
project advisor: nan wang
structure: steel structure
material: foam aluminum, cast-in-place concrete, fluorocarbon coated aluminum, laminated bamboo,glass, terrazzo
building area: 150 m2
structural and mep engineer: yuangui design institute, shanghai
photograph: shu he photo
design period: 09/2010-04/2011
construction period: 06/2011-02/2012

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