The site of intervention seems hostile at first sight: triangular in form, it is confined on two sides by three-storey high, blind brick facades. Taking this 3-dimensional ‘Rorschach test’ as a starting point, its symmetry and confinement are both intensified and annulled by one single intervention: a DIN-format plane bent to fit in. The result - a garden pavilion that is equally a cave - marries intimacy and a generous garden view; a simple intervention triggering a complex set of relationships. Through a combination of such strategic interventions in house and garden, the scale of the existing is freed up.
The folded plane is developed with utmost precision. The total surface is built up out of completely rectangular pieces of equal size and proportion; the only action performed bending them. This three-dimensional gesture creates a warm and welcoming environment, precise but soft. Initially commissioned as a dentist practice, the space would host a series of precarious public moments: imagine lying mouth wide open looking into the curved void.
Later, the client decided not to use the pavilion for a dentist practice, neutralizing the public interior into a private folly. Now, the awkward dimensions of this large contraption will challenge their family life, turning it into a Rorschach test once more: an empty form to project upon.