Francis Kéré will design a canopied log pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k0j5gme72aqyqxw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/79859021/di-b-do-francis-k-r" rel="nofollow" >Francis Kéré</a> is the latest architect commissioned to design a new permanent pavilion on the grounds of the 10,260-acre <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center" rel="nofollow" >Tippet Rise Art Center</a> in Montana. Nestled in a cluster of aspen and cottonwood trees on the banks of a flowing stream, the design of the 1,900 square-foot pavilion is derived from Kéré's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030029/k-r-designed-serpentine-pavilion-extends-opening-due-to-popular-demand" rel="nofollow" >2017 Serpentine Pavilion</a> and his 2015 canopy structure for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Kéré's design pays tribute to the traditional sacred toguns of the Dogun people in Mali, which are shelters made from ornamented wooden pillars that are carved with representations of one's ancestors, and a roof of layers of wood and millet straw.
Built from locally sourced logs of ponderosa pine and lodegepole pine, the Tippet Rise pavilion will be a round structure connected to a circular aerial bridge that the stream. Touching the ground at only a few points to preserve the landscape...