Crane Pavilion By GBBN Architects

Nov 9, 2018

Category: Living

One of the most important symbols in Chinese culture is undoubtedly the Crane, which is said to represent longevity, immortality, and spiritual transcendence. GBBN Architects was tasked with a compelling project that led them to create a sanctuary honoring the dutiful bird — and after a short time at the drawing board, they dreamt up the origami-like Crane Pavilion.

The building utilizes the symbolism found within the Crane’s characteristics — a large, angular neck reaching toward the sky, intimate, peaceful spaces, and precise linework — all of which provide an expansive foundation reminiscent of one of the nation’s most iconic symbols. It features a hand-polished concrete exterior, crafted with precise angles in order to house a serene glass enclosure and provide immaculate views of the surrounding marshland. On the interior, a cafe with a spiral staircase leads to a single solitary meditation space just below a large skylight. From the back of the origami-like structure, the folds give way to a wooden platform where occupants can watch cranes take flight at this nature preserve.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Lululemon's 'At Ease' Collection Will Set The Bar For Your WFH Wardrobe

Take on the day in this comfortable, capable leisurewear.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

eBay's Guarantee Service Uses Third-Party Experts To Check Your Watch's Authenticity

Offered free for watches over $2,000, along with two-day shipping.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

The Sunken & Hidden ‘Black Villa’ Is A Luxury Lair In The Forests Of New York

Defined by charred, blackened concrete, an overarching skylight, and a living roof.

Posted By

Sep 28, 2020

Featured Image

This Car Collector’s Dream House Has An Underground Garage Devoted To Porsche

Storing a 1957 Speedster, 1992 964 RS, and 2004 Carrera GT, among others.

Posted By

Sep 25, 2020

Featured Image

This Geometric Modular Home Takes Custom Prefabs Living To New Levels

A drag-and-drop abode that makes use of various different partitions.

Posted By

Sep 21, 2020

Featured Image

Learn How To Build A Motorcycle With Gary Inman’s Immersive Instructional Book

A step-by-step guide to bike customization, from project sourcing to frame fabrication.

Posted By

Sep 18, 2020