titleGarden Pavilion in Varazdin



authorsTomislav Curkovic, Zoran Zidaric

collaboratorsBarbara Vukovic

photographerRobert Les

project year2011

completion year2013

area size110


The garden pavilion is designed as an addition to an already reconstructed house. Ever since the first reconstruction, the relationship between the house and nature was crucial, determining the purpose of the space and the design approach. A ‘cinemascope’ glass screen opens the pavilion towards the large garden, allowing for western sun exposure, while maintaining necessary intimacy. Attached to the north eastern gable of the house, the two-storey structure comprises a gym on the ground level and an apartment above it. Contrasting functions are mirrored in the interior - the upper level is light and clean place of rest, while the lower one is darker and emphasizes the mechanics of construction. The load-bearing steel structure is clad in insulated metal sheet plates. Smaller windows and ventilation openings are hidden within the grid of aluminium cladding on the site edge façade.