Small museum pavilion designed to
resemble a rural shed by Von M

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This small wooden pavilion was modelled on the design of a rural shed and added to an old museum in Germany by architects Von M (+ slideshow).

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Bauernhaus Museum Wolfegg is an outdoor museum consisting of old relocated farmhouses that visitors can explore to discover the area's rural way of life from 1800 to 1900.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Stuttgart-based firm Von M designed the BMH pavilion as a multifunctional space for exhibitions, events and workshops. It's the only new structure on the site so needed to fit in aesthetically.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

The building is clad in silver-grey spruce, while the gabled roof is covered with sheets of grey zinc.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Hinged wooden shutters open at intervals along the side walls and the main entrances are via glass doors at each end.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Architect Dennis Mueller told Dezeen that the building was always intended to be a simple structure.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

"The context of the pavilion is quite unique so we needed a clear idea to react to the artificial but strong and old-looking context," he said.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

"The roof and the wall cladding have the same colour to achieve the monochromatic and calm appearance," he added.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Photography is by Dennis Mueller.

Here's a project description from Von M:


BHM Pavilion "Kulturschuppen"

The starting point for the design of a new building on the Wolfegg museum area was the need for a room that can be multifunctionally used. In this room special exhibitions as well as minor events and museal pedagogical workshops should take place.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Very essential in this connection was the location of the pavilion within the museal context. The new building complements the main entrance of the open-air museum around the already existing buildings "Blaserhof" and "Zehentscheuer" that had been transferred to Wolfegg as "museum - buildings" earlier.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Because of this prominent neighbourhood that aims at attractiveness in its entity, the new building had to subordinate itself under the existing housing of the museum area. Thus the pavilion is to be understood as a fine complement of the farmhouse ensemble, not as a centre of it.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Functional agricultural buildings served as an analogy for the conceptional design. The pavilion makes use of the characteristic shape and materials of a typical shed in a rural environment thus fitting in the environment of the transferred buildings.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Still, the monochrome colour design as well as the minimalist detailing distinctly demonstrate the exceptional position of the pavilion in the midst the farmhouses of former centuries.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Also structurally the pavilion aims at a preferably simple and clear principle. Massive spruce plywood panels define the interior in a rhythmical interplay with the opening folding shutters.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M

Because of the restriction on one single material of the simple industry quality surfaces a quiet and strong atmosphere emerges in an interplay with the surfaces of the roof elements and the spruce floor, both untreated.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Nearby shed used a reference for the design

The bright character of the interior on the one hand, contrasts the dark-grey exterior coating of the pavilion on the other. Thus it also stresses the interplay of open and closed wall surfaces as well as the transition from inside to outside.

Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Floor plan
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Long section
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Cross section one
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Cross section two
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Front elevation
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Side elevation
Small museum pavilion designed to resemble a rural shed by Von M
Rear elevation
  • Muschio

    Meh.

    Maybe somebody could have used the money from one of those ten dollar words to buy a triangle to match a roof pitch somewhere on the site.