April 23, 2014


The hauntingly beautiful Crescent House is one of several¬†pavilions that took place in the annual “Fugitive Structures” series held this year by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. Designed by Andrew Burns, the pavilion is aimed at engaging a wider audience with architectural thinking. At the intersection of two large arches a viewer can stand in the center of the pavilion and find themselves in the middle of two volumes of open space. The darkness of the space is complemented by a constellation of light that introduces the viewer to the wonder of the night sky, in the middle of the day. The curved walls of the pavilion are composed of burned yaki-sugi planks that recall the wild bush fires that take place on the continent. I can only imagine how beautiful and engaging an experience at this structure must be like.


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