1. Benjamin Knopf

    Excellent work. As a timber framer who has done a number of pavilions, it is a joy to see one done in a beautiful sacred manner. I am curious, are those posts triangular? and were those also done on your CNC or in some other manner?

    1. Thanks. The posts and capitals are irregular pentagons. The posts are solid timber cut on a table saw. The capitals are glued-up plywood cut on a CNC router. I would have liked to do something more refined there, but it was built on a shoestring budget, so we could only manage so much.

      1. Benjamin Knopf

        Hah! It is amazing how much a budget can dictate a project. Thought, to be honest, I think that the capitals provided a good transition to the plywood arches. If you had done something more refined, I feel that the transistion from the solid post to the plywood would be to abrupt.

  2. Gail

    What a wonderful collaboration and beautiful piece of work. Thank you!

  3. This is glorious. Congratulations on the project, Andrew. I may have overlooked it, but what is the pavilion’s eventual permanent home to be?

    Also, how did you make the intrados of the arches? Are they machine-rolled bent aluminum plates, or are they a thin veneer plywood that could be bent by hand?

    1. We’re hoping to find a more permanent space to assemble the pavilion, maybe in one of the College of Charleston’s buildings. We shall see it happens.

      The intrados of the arches is 1/4″ bendable plywood. It fits into a rabbet cut into the backside of the arch panels.

    2. It has now been announced that the pavilion will be re-erected in the rotunda of the Addlestone Library – the main building at the College of Charleston – from June until December. This will greatly expand its exposure.

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