AO11 / YEATS / 1503

  • YEAR: 2015
  • LOCATION: SLIGO, IRELAND
  • PROGRAM: PAVILION
  • SIZE: 45m2
  • STATUS: UNBUILT

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

The second quatrain of William Butler Yeats’ famous poem contains a distinct connection to nature. The protagonist is no longer searching for escape and solitude. He has found peace, surrounded by nature and is now situated within the subtle shifts of the ever changing day.

The building’s form is an abstraction of a common pitched roof structure, a form found in vernacular typologies across the globe, and a form deeply rooted with the image of ‘Home’. Externally the pavilion is clad in stainless steel sheet. This reflective material highlights the changing movements and shifting colours found in the surrounding landscape.