Tales Pavilion
by Luca Nichetto

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Italian designer Luca Nichetto has created a pavilion in Beijing with a facade covered in 1200 vertical brass tubes (+ slideshow).

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

Nichetto's pavilion sits within a garden and houses a range of design showrooms.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The tube facade is a reference to blades of grass and the landscaped setting in which the pavilion sits.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The brass tubes will oxidise and change colour naturally as time passes.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

Behind the facade sit large bronze monoliths with generous windows revealing the exhibition spaces inside.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The reception and business area in the centre is clad in elm wood recycled from old houses in the Hebei province.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

White plaster and concrete floors provide a plain backdrop for the products on sale in the showrooms.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The first floor mezzanine is lit by a large skylight, which is embedded within the exposed concrete beams.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The railings are decorated with gridded lattice work that references the plan of the building, and the same pattern is used for the window in the reception area, rugs and air-conditioning grids.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

The pavilion opened to coincide with Beijing Design Week, which took place from 26 September to 3 October.

Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto

Other pavilions that have featured on Dezeen include an austere concrete pavilion in Lisbon with a staggered corridor and a hidden courtyard and a temporary pavilion by Shigeru Ban made from cardboard tubes. See more pavilions »

  • George

    Very cool. Just love projects with no cost in mind!