The project brief for this competition asked participants to address the theme of freeze/thaw. In this proposal, the child's sand pail is utilized as an elemental building block to build curtain-like walls that surround a steel frame and create a kaleidiscopic interior experience.
The ephemeral nature of the project is exhibited through the the seating bench that transforms to become a piece of urban furniture in the summer, and the wall systems that break down to revert to their original use.
As winter gives way to spring, and spring becomes summer, the sand pail pavilion becomes a distant frozen memory, but the building blocks of the structure live on as vessels of the imagination.
The building cladding envelops the structure, creating an unique perspective from the lifeguard chair above.
The freeze/thaw theme is additionally exhibited through a cladding that allows for accumulation of snow and ice.
The hierarchical organization of the seating spaces inside the structure provide opposing views of interior and exterior space.
This detail shows how the buckets are assembled into a curtain like cladding using a barrel bolt and a bushing.
The interior space of the pavilion generates unexpected experiences of sound and light.