August 23, 2012
Why We Like This: The Weihai pavilion is the summa of a generally neglected typology of architecture—the sales office for a subdivision. Not content with the normal trailer or model home, the architects at Make wanted something better. Nestled on an artificial island off the Shandong peninsula, the pavilion features gorgeous space for the display of large models depicting the luxury homes that will soon fill out the site. Views out to the sea and city show prospective residents a future free from the latter, and surrounded by the former. The crescent shape channels the form of the waxing moon over the sea, while the roof is meant to convey the dynamism of the waves below.
Images by Make