For many architectural companies, building around an environmental obstruction has become somewhat of a common occurrence — whether operating under the influence of surrounding buildings, regulations, or constraints, problem-solving has always been an integral part of the construction process. Australia’s Branch Studio Architects took on the “Pavilion Between Trees” project a bit differently — utilizing the dwelling’s natural landscape to shape, form, and influence its design.
A Pavilion Between The Trees is admittedly serene, opting for a form that conforms, flows, and blends seamlessly with its foundational plot. Though the exterior of the space is angular — defined by stretching volumes clad in vertical timber slats, burgeoning glass windows, and compact, charcoal-imbued earth — Branch Studio has abstained from the forceful renovation of the home’s surrounding foliage. Various partitions, indentations, and alcoves surrender to the area’s existing Silver Birch, giving them space to thrive and flourish. Inside, the minimalist layout is defined by a contemplative living area, trimmed adjoining walls, and simplistic furniture — giving denizens an immersive space for introspective thought.