A Skeletal Roof Gives "Good Bones" a Whole New Meaning at This Country Home
Niall McLaughlin Architects designs a pastoral pavilion framed in steel and topped with a broad canopy that covers the open-air-optional plan.
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Location: Isle of Wright, England
Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects / @niallmclaughlinarchitects
General Contractor: Millimetre
Structural & Civil Engineer: Smith and Wallwork
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Ritchie+Daffin
Quantity Surveyor: KSP
Planning & Heritage Consultant: Montagu Evans
Landscape Design: Kim Wilkie
Approved Inspector: Socotec
Photographer: Nick Kane / @nickkane2008
From the Architect: "Conceived as a delicate steel frame that floats above a meadow of wild grasses, the pavilion houses a long dining hall framed by three smaller spaces: a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
"The building is organized around a repeating grid of slender quadripartite columns that frame views and support a lightweight trussed roof structure. This large overhanging roof canopy unites the four volumes and forms a perimeter verandah. The glass wall passes through the center of each column, revealing the building skeleton to both the inside and the outside.
"The metal frame is painted in a rich golden and the roof is lined with copper. Together with the weathered silver deck, these materials reflect the warm hues and cool tones of the surrounding pasture and marshland."
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