swooping fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india

swooping fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india

trestle pavilion invites casual gatherings and social events

 

The Trestle Pavilion, the product of a collaborative workshop between Studio Terratects and Design Shasthra, stands in Kakkanad, India, as an open space inviting casual gatherings or social events. The pavilion is conceived to be inherently adaptable, able to function as a standalone unit or transition effortlessly to accommodate for diverse environments and purposes.

 

Minimizing its impact on nature, the deployable structure is primarily constructed from locally-sourced, resilient savukku wood, and features a modular design consisting of eleven units. Each comprises three logs of varying lengths, with the longer log enhancing stability and injecting architectural interest. Amid the frames hang the threads of swooping fabric, providing shade from the sun and infusing lightness into the durability of the structure.

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
all images by Studio Iksha 

 

 

studio terratects intertwines durability and lightness

 

A key feature of the Trestle Pavilion is its customizable seating arrangements. The team at Studio Terratects has affixed an adjustable horizontal unit to the rear modules, allowing for configurations ranging from low-seating to high-table setups. The structure can thus cater to various needs and preferences, its flexibility making it suitable for hosting casual gatherings, social events, or simply standing as an architectural statement. 

 

In line with sustainable design principles and environmental consciousness, the pavilion further embraces natural imperfections, showcasing the wood’s inherent finish to reflect grid lines in architectural drawings. This choice extends the logs in every corner to evoke a sense of continuity and authenticity.

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the Trestle Pavilion stands in Kakkanad, India

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the product of a collaborative workshop between Studio Terratects and Design Shasthra

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the pavilion is conceived to be inherently adaptable

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
inviting casual gatherings and social events, or standing as an architectural statement

trestle-pavilion-studio-terratects-designboom-02

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the deployable structure is primarily constructed from locally-sourced, resilient savukku wood

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
amid the modular frame hang the threads of swooping fabric

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
Studio Terratects embraces the natural imperfections of wood to reflect grid lines in architectural drawings

tensile fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
consisting of eleven units, each comprising three logs of varying lengths

trestle-pavilion-studio-terratects-designboom-01

swooping fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the fabric is illuminated during the night

swooping fabric weaves through studio terratects' wooden trestle pavilion in india
the logs are extended in every corner to evoke a sense of continuity and authenticity

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Trestle Pavilion

location: Kakkanad, Kerala, India

architect: Studio Terratects | @terratects

lead architects: Ar. Roshith Shibu,Ar. Girish Ravikumar

design team: Ar. Roshith Shibu,Ar. Girish Ravikumar, Ar. Abinas Ahmed, Ar. Anu Panicker, Ar. Aleena Mary Thomas, Ar. Yamini Vidyasagar, Ar. Anisha Padmajan, Arfan Nujoom, Baiju S, Ar. Dilip
area: 384 square feet

photography: Studio Iksha | @iksha.in

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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