The pavilion is designed and built by Pontoatelier at a time when the world changes, responding to a collective space, when we cannot meet.
An open-air room is designed, where the experience of the land and the design of the sky are intended. A boundary drawn in a square with four entrances stipulating the rule of a regular grid of 2m x 2m. In the place of vibrant vegetation, 25 volcanic rocks are placed, aligned with the axis of the structure under a volcanic pavement that defines the perimeter of the intervention.
The boundary that surrounds this “volcanic carpet” is made of local wood, Japanese-origin Cryptomeria. From this volcanic environment, the matter of fire arises almost as a constructive matter. On the one hand in the volcanic constitution, on the other hand in a method of wood conservation through the use of a Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban.
This wooden structure will be burned and the pavilion takes on a black atmosphere, which contains an interior/exterior experience in opposition to its green location. Time is also the builder of this piece, through a slow and inverse process. The wood will disappear and only the stones will be left imprinting a new time in this territory.