The B (h) uis is one of those projects that seems to magically transform humble waste materials into an elegant and useful architectural space. Made entirely of short lengths of PVC pipe Dutch basedHoogte Twee Architect Studio’s cube shapedpavilion makes for a sweet place to kick back. The PVC tubes are reimagined as a building block for the strutcure — sizes were carefully selected to balance function, strength and aesthetic and stacked into a uniquely functional whole.
A mesmerizing effect results from the various play of light and shape from the tubes. The effect oftransparencyon the ends and solidity on the sides is striking, as the cube’s weightiness is transformed. The functionality of the B (h) uis keeps it from being just an exercise in aesthetic expression. The project is a novel use ofwaste materialto make a high functioning and durable place for relaxation. By transforming the tubes into building blocks the Hoogte Twee created a rational space that can be contemplated, used and even explored– if you’re the right size.
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