The design of this angular pavilion in Waal, The Netherlands, was inspired by local farmhouses and traditional residential architecture. Dutch architect Frank Havermans designed the structure named KAPKAR/ SF – P7S as a temporary venue for a series of summer events organized by the arts organization Stichting Fabrikaat.
Overlooking a newly built channel in The Netherlands, the pavilion stands out from the tranquil, pastoral surroundings as a rib cage-like structure with sharp angles. It combines corrugated steel, plywood and plastic that make up its shell, roof and siding, referencing traditional wooden-truss frames and gabled roofs of the old local residences.
“By charging this construction with several elements from classic farmhouse typology in combination with simple low budget materials I created an experimental hybrid construction,” said Havermans. “This pavilion references the architectural heritage and also has a futuristic appearance in the landscape,” he added.
The platform is made from rough-sawn douglas wood boards, while the corrugated metal frames and plastic wrap around the base and shelter a seating structure. Another bench is formed along the exterior of the pavilion. The architect coated the plywood trusses with black rubber to protect it from the elements.
Photos by René de Wit