Hajjar Pavilion

“To be intimate with nature in its multifaceted moods is one of the greatest experiences of life.”
-George Nakashima

By partially burying the building and aligning it with the grain of the hill, I was able to create a smooth transition between different levels of exposure. At the front, the floor rolls out onto the hillside, allowing for more natural access and a directed view. Then, as the ground rises, the building transitions from a gallery space where guests can interact with the furniture, to a kitchenette with eye level views of the ground, to a secluded workshop with clerestory views.