The aim of the brief was to provide The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, with an outdoor, semi-permanent pavilion which would act as an additional gallery space during the summer months.

The proposal was designed using the principles of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi, which celebrates the notion of shadows, imperfection and aging. The dark, flexible gallery space is lit only by a gold leaf clad light scoop on the roof which will fill the space with a warm ambient light. The dark stained timber external cladding and unsual form define the pavilion as an object of curiosity in its own right.

This project was produced in collaboration with Mark Hamilton.

Location: Woking, Surrey
Client: The Lightbox Gallery
Value: £100,000
Status: Competition entry