Iraqi-British starchitect Zaha Hadid recently turned her considerable talent to designing a prefabricated pavilion. The Volu Dining Pavilion is currently on display at Design Miami and available for purchase in a very limited edition – with a reported price tag of US$480,000.
Hadid designed the Volu Dining Pavilion with Patrik Schumacher and it was commissioned for the Revolution Project. Curated by developer Robbie Antonio, the project brings together over 30 international architects and designers to create high-end prefabricated living spaces, including pavilions and entire homes.
The clamshell-shaped structure follows Hadid's usual design language, but one can't shake the feeling that it looks a little phoned-in, or perhaps the architect's signature style simply shines more brightly on the larger building-scale designs.
The Volu Dining Pavilion measures 6 x 4.6 x 3.2 m (19.6 x 15 x 10.5 ft), and includes a wooden dining table. The total footprint comes in at 20 sq m (215 sq ft).
We don't, alas, have a great deal of information on how the pavilion was constructed, other than the process was computer-aided and laser-cut. Bloomberg reports that it comprises wood, stainless steel, and aluminum, and that it's available in limited numbers for a cool $480,000 each – so it's probably not one for the Christmas list.
If you're still convinced its right for your backyard, you can head to the Revolution Project to make enquiries. You can also check out the Pavilion in person at Design Miami, which runs until December 6.