skälsö architects construct a temporary pavilion for their office skälsö architects construct a temporary pavilion for their office
jan 28, 2017

skälsö architects construct a temporary pavilion for their office


to be closer to their ongoing project of developing and restoring the bungenas area in gotland, sweden, skälsö architects constructed a temporary workspace during the summer of 2016 to accommodate the needs of their architecture team. his summer office stands as a pavilion-like structure which stands on a concrete base that was left over from a former building on the site. over this foundation, a wooden structure was erected and built by the architects themselves using materials that would’ve been left for scrap.

all images © lina eidenberg-adamo



the envelope has been painted in green; a green that is reminiscent of military buildings that is common in the area. as it was built over the period of summer, the scheme adopts an outdoor approach that uses a bamboo thatched ceiling and transparent material which invites an even distribution of natural light into the workspace. the project was due to stay only for the summer months but due to its popularity, skälsö architects have decided to extend and leave the structure in its location for longer.

a roof extended from the structure to provide a shaded canopy over an outdoor space

inside the office space is kept simple

the military green is influenced by the similar color used by army buildings in the area

the project was initiated due to the architects’ ongoing projects in the area

the table was built by the architects

architectural models and instruments hang on the wall

due to the project’s popularity, it wasn’t taken down at the end of the summer

a bamboo thatched roof blocks direct sunlight

the pavilion is located at the peninsula of bungenas in gotland





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