Private Award Winner 2003
Architect: Knox Bhaven Architects
Wood Species: American White Oak, Sycamore, Maple, Red Cedar, Vavona, Burr, Rosewood, Ebony, Sapele, Cavasingo, Amboyna
A beautifully executed piece of work o which the workmanship and detailing were h exemplary throughout. So said the judges on visiting the New Pavilion at New Maltings Wissington, Nayland, designed by Kno Bhavan Architects.
Adjacent to a contemporary house, the pavilion has been designed in the same spirit. Externally, panels of western red cedar with narrow glazed strips sit above large expanses of glass, glazed sliding doors are framed in a Luan timber frame and a porch is clad in American white oak.
But it was the interior of the pavilion that really bowled the judges over. The barn-like space contains a free-standing curved pod faced with vertical slip matched strips of quarter sawn weathered sycamore veneer on ply. The pod contains a bathroom, kitchen area and storage space.
At each end of the building, bookcases in American oak lie behind sliding doors exquisitely veneered in vavona burr, Santos rosewood, macassar ebony, Rio rosewood, pommele sapele, cavasingo and amboyna. These, and the use of book matched and matched maple and cherry and sycamore veneers, were described as fantas and inventive.
‘The quality of the craftsmanship, carried out by Taylor Made Joinery is absolutely excellent Everything fits perfectly’, said the judges. Simla praise was heaped on the builder’s joinery by main contractor Cubitt Theobald.