Project: Pavilion House, Private Residence, Suffolk (UK)
Elegantly set in the beautiful East Anglian landscape, on the border of a working farm in Suffolk (UK), the Pavilion House is a real inside-out construction. The shapes and materials of the interior all have a tranquility and simplicity and every room offers a different glimpse of the outside. The architecture has a certain humility; it acknowledges that the big-ticket item in the setting is indeed the countryside; it doesn’t try to compete with it, but frames it instead.
The design of the house is all about transparency; nature becomes an integral part of the interior. With a delicate and minimized steel construction, wooden window frames and a vertical cladding in local larch that corresponds with the existing structures on the site, there is a harmonious meeting between old and new buildings. The exterior part of the windows and fascia board of the roof in dark carbon grey metal make the steel as subtle and discrete as possible so that the wooden character of the house becomes the dominant expression.