For the past three summers, architect Keith Moskow has been leading intensive design-build workshops for aspiring architects. On his sloping property in Norwich, Vermont, Moskow helped the students build The Birch Pavilion, a space that has been used for a yoga class, a meditation retreat, and of course, a number of family dinners.
A collaboration between local firm Architexas and Oslo-based Snohetta, this modern pavilion in a Dallas park was built as an inviting gathering point for community members. Intended as a picnic destination, the open-air space is located between an active part of the park and less active, more natural section, making it a gateway between the two.
Located on a wooded peninsula in Sweden that reaches out into the Baltic Sea, this modern pavilion blends present-day wood technology and 1,000-year-old Nordic building traditions to blend into its pastoral environment.
When a Napa Valley winery asked Walker Warner Architects to design a series of outdoor pavilions suited to wine tastings and meals, the firm made sure to create structures that offer protection from the elements without coming between the visitor and the vineyard.
After Hurricane Katrina leveled much of New Orleans in 2005, architect Mike McKay worked to help rebuild the devastated city. One project was developing a public pavilion within the New Orleans Botanical Garden, initially intended for volunteers who were helping to reconstruct the space. The pavilion is well-shaded and designed to channel pleasant breezes, while still remaining connected to the surrounding park.