A classical pavilion

For a hilltop site in Dorset, this is an unexecuted design for a tower pavilion – planned over six stories to provide significant living accommodation, but with the intention of appearing like a fine classical temple-folly in a sweeping landscape.  On the piano nobile is a large, double-height reception room with wide views across the landscape to south, east and west.

The language is that of simple classical Palladian architecture, with strong echoes of William Kent’s Euston Temple, and Worcester Lodge at Badminton; an almost austere, tower-like language chosen for the particular site, which would have revealed significant classical riches within.

Details

Location
Dorset

Date
2020

A classical pavilion