Gallery: Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

 
The Harvest Pavilion is the first of four structures to be built on an eco-farm near Yang Cheng Lake, Kunshan, China. Designed by Beijing-based Vector Architects, the long, low building is meant to collect the harvest from the farm. In direct contrast to the ever-present high-rise buildings throughout the country, the Harvest Pavilion is vast and flat and a representation of the surrounding farm. Large roof overhangs provide plenty of shade, and natural daylighting reduces artificial light. Vertical louvers and prefabricated materials also aid in the sustainability of the facility.

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