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New York, NY

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Photo by Blaine Davis. Dusk magic.
Photo by Blaine Davis.
Dusk magic.
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Outside-in Pavilion

An outdoor pavilion to gather in nature and forge greater connection with the earth. made of 1/3rd salvaged cedar and also using construction waste to brace each post together and the stair rails. Its oculi frame a changing sky and its gradient of cedar posts allows the materials to meld with the surrounding trees but also encourage new ways of seeing everyday nature from dusk to dawn. Cantilevered pods on steel posts simulate a forest. While the project was commissioned by a matriarch to gather her family outdoors, it can also be used as a work space or for star gazing at night. This wood pavilion allows the materials to speak for themselves and for the inhabitant to marvel. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Watermill, NY, US
Firm Role: Principle and Sole Architect.
Additional Credits: Christian Hincapie, carpenter.
Paul Gionfriddo, structural engineer.
Blaine Davis Photography
Josh Goetz Photography

 
Photo by Blaine Davis Empire of Light
Photo by Blaine Davis
Empire of Light
Photo by Blaine Davis Solitary times.
Photo by Blaine Davis
Solitary times.
Photo by Blaine Davis. Playful Clusters.
Photo by Blaine Davis.
Playful Clusters.
Photo by Blaine Davis. Tree top stoop.
Photo by Blaine Davis.
Tree top stoop.
Photo by Blaine Davis Let the Material Speak
Photo by Blaine Davis
Let the Material Speak
Photo by Josh Goetz Outside-in.
Photo by Josh Goetz
Outside-in.
'Come fly with me' .
"Come fly with me" .
Photo Josh Goetz. The pods loosely resemble the silos of adjacent farms in Watermill, NY.
Photo Josh Goetz.
The pods loosely resemble the silos of adjacent farms in Watermill, NY.
The framing of nature to deepen our wonder.
The framing of nature to deepen our wonder.