This small pavilion clad entirely in recycled windows was inspired by an unlikely source: silent film. For the project, called La Fabrique, Geneva architects Bureau A drew inspiration from the 1920 Buster Keaton short "One Week," in which a newly married couple attempt to quickly build a small house from a kit of disorganized parts. Contructed in only a couple days using windows from demolition sites, the garden hut project attempts to balance "seriousness with lightness," a hallmark of Keaton's work.
"The lightness comes from the direct relation between thinking and doing," say Bureau A co-founders Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide. "The seriousness relates to the difficulty of producing self-built and affordable space in the western world's cities and the sadness of the loss of spontaneity in architectural processes."
(via Design Boom)