Pavilion A by Maurice Martel architecte

Bright and clear glass leisure space

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Inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pavilion A is a tribute to modern architecture. Welcoming a four-season swimming pool, this glass pavilion was designed as a veritable oasis in the heart of a garden. During the long Quebec winters, the space allows to breaststrokes in the swimming pool, relax in the spa, read under a tropical plant, or do yoga while contemplating the snowy nature. In summer, the pavilion opens onto a long wooden terrace thanks to the large picture windows on one of the facades.

▼项目概览,overview © Adrien Williams

▼泳池在展厅内部舒展开来,the pool stretches out inside the exhibition hall © Adrien Williams


▼金属结构屋顶仿佛漂浮于玻璃展亭之上,the metal structure of the roof seems to float above the glass pavilion © Adrien Williams

Located outside the glass pavilion, the metal structure gives the roof the impression of floating. The black exterior structure contrasts with the clear and bright interior. The glass walls let in plenty of natural light and the skylights installed on the ceiling maximize the supply of overhead light while protecting from the summer sun. The 360-degree glazing removes the border between interior and exterior and contributes to a change of scenery. The interior layout and its plants on the ground help to create a tropical atmosphere that promotes relaxation. The layout of the large strips of vegetation provides privacy zones whether in the spa, the pool, or on the carpet.

▼从花园看向展亭内部,view from the garden to the glass pavilion © Adrien Williams


▼花园中的石径通往玻璃展亭,a stone path in the garden leads to a glass pavilion © Adrien Williams

▼内部空间概览,interior overview © Adrien Williams

At the heart of the pavilion’s orthogonal lines stands out the bathroom. Awarded a prize at the 13th edition of the Grand Prix du Design, this cylindrical bathroom elegantly combines beauty and functionality. Clad in red cedar cleats, this relief column looks like a sculptural element in the pavilion. The warm character of the wood contrasts with the pure and bright interior of the white mosaic. Particular attention has been paid to the furniture and the finishing details that follow the rounded or cylindrical shape, helping to create a singular and harmonious space. The circular opening in the ceiling from which a shower of natural light springs up reinforces the intimate and exotic character of this daring powder room.

▼位于空间拐角的浴室,a bathroom at the corner of the space © Adrien Williams

a column encased in red cedar plywood © Adrien Williams


With its modern architecture, its luminous transparency, its tropical touch, and its bathroom jewel, Pavilion A magnify the experience of rest and relaxation offered by this space dedicated to well-being.

▼天窗,skylight © Adrien Williams

▼浴室细节,details © Adrien Williams

▼场地平面,site plan © Maurice Martel architecte

▼展亭平面,pavilion  plan © Maurice Martel architecte

Architecture : Maurice Martel architecte
Interior Design : Maurice Martel achitecte & Bipède
Conractor: N. Deslaurier
Landscaping : Vertige Paysage, Nicolas Ménard

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