A Pavilion Propped Up By Rocks Of Steel

Shanghai-based studio Atelier Deshaus and the artist Zhan Wang collaborated to create a pavilion propped by by stainless steel structures in the shape of large rocks.

Inspired by the idea of creating a rock garden, and Wang’s ongoing ‘Rockery Series’, the team propped up the pavilion’s top with six sock-shaped structures made from thin, layered steel sheets marked by indentations created with a padded hammer. “We tried to cut the rockery sculpture into pieces to form the spatial order,” said the architects in an interview. “And with the adoption of the cast stainless steel, the pavilion demonstrates the quality of reflecting the surroundings into the interior space.”

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All images © Atelier Deshaus

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