vector architects: harvest pavilion vector architects: harvest pavilion
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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