This all wood outdoor pavilion is inspired by midwestern architects of the mid-century, a chapel to nature.
Wood framing which is typically covered in drywall is fully expressed, echoing the vertical tree trunks and spreading branches. A simple and steeply sloped steel roof sheds both rain and the considerable vegetation that falls from the forest canopy. Helical piles were used as foundations to minimize the impact on the forest floor, reducing compaction and eliminating the disruption caused by conventional excavation. Locally harvested and milled hemlock is used in the construction of this outdoor dining room and space to appreciate the forest, mosquito free!