Seminar House Pavilion, Kingston University, London KT1

Designed and built by architecture students from Unit 5 at Kingston University for their graduate show, this three tiered pavilion is constructed from an array of orientated strand board cassettes, recycled timber battens from the previous year’s pavilion, which we also provided structural advice towards. The cassettes were prefabricated in the university workshop then slotted and screwed together as beams and columns in the grounds of the Dorich House Museum, Kingston. The pavilion is clad in a combination of zinc and chestnut shingles, with help from the UK’s oldest steeplejack, 81 year-old Peter Hartknette, and planks of charred timber, produced using a Japanese technique called Yakisugi taught to the group by architect Terunobu Fujimori.

Completed 2016.

Kingston University Architecture Students with Takeshi Hayatsu and Simon Jones

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