Pavilions Inhabit the Space Between Art and Architecture

Blaine Davis

This article is part of our latest Design special report , which is about taking creative leaps in challenging times.

On Valerie Schweitzer’s front lawn in Water Mill, N.Y., a structure of intersecting cylinders, thrust aloft on posts and partly enclosed by vertical cedar boards, reaches for the sky.Is it a building? A sculpture? An apparatus for play?Ms. Schweitzer’s ethereal pavilion is all of those things and something more — a physical manifestation of her architectural dreams.“I had this poetic idea of a structure that could simulate nature,” said Ms. Schweitzer, a New York-based architect . “It […]


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