Olafur Eliasson designs canonical structure with 832 vibrant glass panels that reflect Sonoma’s weather

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August 2, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Vertical Panorama Pavilion at the Donum Estate (2022), Studio Other Spaces, Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, by Adam Potts, shared with permission

A bold, conical structure stands on The Donum Estate in Sonoma Valley, casting a vibrant kaleidoscope of 24 colors beneath the canopy. The work of Studio Other Spaces – artist Olafur Eliasson (formerly) and architect Sebastian Behmann co-founded the Berlin project in 2014 – “Vertical Panorama Pavilion” is “inspired by the history of circular calendars”, with 832 glass pieces arranged around a oculus opening to the north.

Based on the vineyard’s microclimate, the studio constructed the mosaic of translucent and transparent panels using meteorological measurements of solar radiation, wind intensity, temperature and humidity. A winding gravel path leads to the outdoor seating area and as the sun sets over the area, it infuses the brick construction in a full spectrum of colors, contrasting with the Northern California landscape.

Find production photos of the pavilion and discover more projects from Studio Other Spaces on the site and Instagram. (via design tree)

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