The architects' own apartment occupies the top two floors of a building they have designed. It combines the typology of the courtyard house with the concept of the pavilion - a space open on all sides, to allow maximum interaction with nature. The main construction materials are recycled: old brick and travertine marble (offcuts from a project completed in 1989). The timber formwork for the in situ concrete came from dismantling the container for the elevator installed in the building.
Pavilion Apartment On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2004.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.