Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Rooftop pavilion - Paul Cha

As we've said before, you don't need a garden for a nice shedlike structure. Here's an example of a 350 square foot rooftop pavilion from Paul Cha as part of a project transforming a pied-a-terre in Manhattan. The pavilion is on top of an East Village townhouse with rather spectacular views. Here's what they say about it:
"Similar to the Chinese garden pavilion typology, where a structure is intricately located within a man made landscape by sensitive visual vistas and spatial movements, the terrace pavilion is perceived as a refuge above the surrounding cityscape. The structure consisting of folding planes of simple wood framing with tilted slats as infill, filters vistas of the surrounding skyline and provides shading from the sun. The pavilion inspires silence and reflection, purifying thought and the senses within, as a calming oasis above the chaotic cityscape surrounding it."
A good spot from Bill Kratz.


  1. I really, really like this. I wonder if there's a way of building one of these down the end of my garden. Do you think it costs a million pounds? Sigh.

  2. Yes, you certainly could have one in your back garden but yes also to the price guess (is my guess). But you can do some marvellous things with pallets in terms of sheds - take a look at Simon's blog The Plot Thickens for his lovely build.

  3. I can only find his poetry, which is admittedly charming, but not particularly palletish.

    Oh no! I got it through Jane Perrone!