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Ian Shaw Architekten

Ian Shaw Architekten

Frankfurt am Main, DE

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View from across the water, floor plate and ceiling cantilevering beyond the lakeshore image © felix krumbholz
View from across the water, floor plate and ceiling cantilevering beyond the lakeshore image © felix krumbholz
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Pavilion Siegen

The pavilion’s dramatic planar form articulates an assured yet subtle compression of space, framing views of the lake and the local topography. The building’s tectonic rigour is palpable, the seemingly gravity defying configuration enabling the floor plate and ceiling to cantilever some 6m beyond the lakeshore.

The scheme is both a weekend fishing retreat and a garage for three classic cars. A toilet and washroom facility is also included, as is a storage area for the client’s angling equipment. Detailing is measured throughout - from the integrated lighting to the fully glazed internal area.

A strict proportional grid organises the building: the floor plan is 12x12m; the interior, 9x9m; and the oversized steel door panels, 3x3m - these were manufactured by the client's engineering company, as were the bespoke spindles on which they pivot, so enabling each door, weighing 340 kilos, to be opened with a push of a single finger. The grid template was also used to configure the shuttering joints and fenestration divisions.

Structurally, the cantilevered platform is composed of precast concrete slabs, tied back to massive drum foundations. A finishing layer of in-situ concrete provides the necessary aesthetic uniformity to the floor plate's appearance. The walls and ceiling were cast in-situ.

During the building process the concrete mix was carefully monitored in order to achieve an off-white finish. This tone refines the pavilion's dialogue with the surrounding terrain. Special non-oiled shuttering ensured that no harm came to the lake’s fish population during construction.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Siegen, DE

 
View from across the water, floor plate and ceiling cantilevering beyond the lakeshore image © felix krumbholz
View from across the water, floor plate and ceiling cantilevering beyond the lakeshore image © felix krumbholz
A fully glazed internal area partly folds back, accentuating the cantilever. image © felix krumbholz
A fully glazed internal area partly folds back, accentuating the cantilever. image © felix krumbholz
A subtle compression of space, framing views of the lake and the local topography image © felix krumbholz
A subtle compression of space, framing views of the lake and the local topography image © felix krumbholz
Three 3x3m steel door panels pivot on bespoke spindels image © felix krumbholz
Three 3x3m steel door panels pivot on bespoke spindels image © felix krumbholz
A celebration of structural rigor and exacting materiality image © felix krumbholz
A celebration of structural rigor and exacting materiality image © felix krumbholz

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