miguel quismondo builds small pavilion with charred wood and a polycarbonate façade

miguel quismondo builds small pavilion with charred wood and a polycarbonate façade

situated in the middle of a forest in garrison, NY, this small pavilion by spanish architect miguel quismondo blends with the surrounding nature thanks to its charred wood exterior. the double shifted structure has been topped with a sloped galvanized metal roof, and finished with a polycarbonate façade that brings natural light and privacy to the interior.

miguel quismondo builds small pavilion with charred wood and a polycarbonate façadeall images by miguel de guzman, imagen subliminal



miguel quismondo has preserved the location and function of electrical and communications utilities that were housed in an existing shed on site, and built the new project on top of some walls and floor levels that were set from the beginning. as the program required two different type of users, the architect decided to split the 600 sqft (56 sqm) building in two, allowing for a separate circulation for each group. the upper part of the pavilion encloses the electrical room and the team quarters, and the lower piece contains two individual restrooms for visitors. on the inside, all floors are laid in polished concrete, which allows for easy maintenance, while a radiant slab keeps an optimal temperature during extreme winters.

miguel quismondo builds small pavilion with charred wood and a polycarbonate façade


project info:


name: small wooden pavilion

architect: miguel quismondo

location: garrison, NY

built area: 600 sq.ft.

construction manager: miguel quismondo

collaborator: miguel bello escribano and jacobo mingorance

structural engineer: michael p. carr, P.E.

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