Curved wooden pavilion in a garden
Prefabricated, light and abstract pavilion. Wooden sculpture inside a garden

Guilherme Machado Vaz, Portuguese architect, is commissioned by the Matosinhos Town Hall in the district of Porto to design a wooden pavilion in a 19th century garden, as unrelated as possible to the idea of a traditional building

The garden that forms the backdrop to the wooden pavilion is the BasílioTeles garden, located in Matosinhos, just opposite the town hall of the municipality dating back to the late 1980s. The most rational idea was to build a pavilion that could be removed and rebuilt somewhere else when the client who commissioned the project, the municipality of Matosinhos, changed their mind

Pavilion in laminated wood

The pavilion is conceived as a sculptural object, light, abstract, not referable to the image of a traditional building. The trees around the building are preserved and the architecture tries to avoid them by designing all around them

Pavilion in laminated wood

The architect was looking for a construction element that could be repeated for the entire building and in such a way that it would be prefabricated. The wood chosen is glulam, which is rigorous and clean and used, albeit in different sizes for walls, roofs and floors

Pavilion in laminated wood

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