A creative umbrella-shaped “bamboo pavilion” on a hilltop in northern Chiang Mai, Thailand, has plenty of space for meditation or gatherings; It has a unique geographical advantage, with views of the northern mountains; It has unique architectural shape, safety structure, both function and beauty.
The design of the whole “bamboo pavilion” mimics the surrounding undulating mountains and hills. Instead of being flat and vertical, it presents the feeling of a church with its smooth edges and umbrella-like roof opening. But this church is not a man-made pile of glass tiles, but like a natural carved from the natural landscape.
In addition to the meditation space, the designer also took into account the daily needs of the people, and added two small bamboo buildings around it: a bathroom and a water storage room.
In order to ensure the stability and safety of the “Bamboo Pavilion”, the bamboo used throughout the pavilion is of a certain age and treated with boric acid/borax to avoid corrosion or termite attack.