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ORCHID PAVILION

INSTALLATION

A semi enclosed space for residents and visitors  to collectively cultivate, grow and learn about Oaxacan orchids. 

 

The pavilion consists of a vegetated wall contained by a wooden pergola. The wall enables to observe orchids from up close while providing easy access for maintenance and care. It is made from an array of clay panels, fabricated on site.

An inverted thatched roof provides shade for both people and orchids, and directs rainwater to the vegetated wall. 

One end acts as an entrance while the other is a space for learning. Benches run along the orchid wall, inviting visitors to dwell and connect to the natural surroundings and the people around. 

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Pavilion at daytime

Internal view 

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Panel fabrication sequence

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Plan

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North section

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West section

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Structure elements & construction phases