A disused concrete garage becomes an idyllic garden pavilion, courtesy of Italian architects act_romegialli, who conjure up their own vision of Paradise Regained in the Rhaethian alps.
It’s paradise built upon juxtaposition; the architecture of a small industrial building against a verdant backdrop of vegetation. It’s a simple concept with an elegant execution.
Above: A neglected, disused garage has been turned into a garden pavilion with a simple cooking area made from a thin counter of galvanized steel.
Above: Two pipes have been soldered together to form a sculptural faucet.
Above: A steel-framed wooden sliding partition enhances the rustic palette of the raw industrial space.
Above: Green tendrils from the vegetation outside soften the hard industrial surfaces of the interior.
Above: Redefining the concept of green roof.
Above: The garden pavilion becomes a verdant lantern at dusk.
Above: The metal and glass doors open out from under the lushness of the vegetation on the roof.
Above: Layers of vegetation cover the pitched roof trellis the architects installed on top of the flat-roofed garage.
Above: The original garage, which the architects transformed into a garden pavilion.
Above: The plan of the two-room pavilion.
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