Barkow Leibinger designed the Fellow Pavilion to sit lightly on the land so as to preserve the picturesque, late 19th century landscape. Built to replace a disused bathhouse, the steel and glass structure is topped by a folded roof of steel beams that alludes to the gable roof shape of the site’s historic villa. Four I-beam columns that double as rainwater drains support the angular roof.
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The transparent pavilion is outfitted with glass sliding doors on all four sides, which open up to six 75-square-foot study spaces, a larger group study area, and a kitchen space. The glazed facade sits above a raised oak and steel platform that creates a continuous porch around the pavilion. LED lighting is installed at the top of the study space dividing walls.
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