Under Construction, 2017
A garden pavilion serves as an extension to a preschool in Kathmandu for art classes, dining, and other semi-outdoor activities. The free standing structure in glass and steel stands in contrast to the prevailing masonry of its immediate urban context. Deep roof cantilevers between five and seven feet surround the structure allowing for continuous shade and rain coverage. A narrow gap between the structure and the boundary wall accommodates a rain garden fed by the water discharged by the large roof canopy. The garden, in turn, combined with the openness of the sliding facade system accommodates generous cross-ventilation through the structure. Landscape design in collaboration with Milap Dixit.