- Cadiz, Spain
Inspired by the maritime history of Cadiz and the Galleon sailing vessel. The design was particularly influenced by the material palette of the Galleon. Rope, always a material relegated to servant duties, is allowed to relax and become the building’s skin, expanding and contracting to reveal the artwork inside. The impressive carpentry of a Galleon hull is realized through the use of exaggerated timber structural member sizes, along with fully revealed joinery. The inversion of apparent mass between rope and wood, from the typology to the Pavilion offers a welcome change to normative realizations of boatinspired architectural concepts.