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Corten gem: it seems surprising that this beautiful pavilion is only temporary.



This temporary structure is set inside the Parco dell'Appia Antica, an authentic archaeological park that is open to the public, situated between Via Appia Via Appia: see Appian Way; Roman roads.  Antica and Via Appia Nuova. It is close to the Villa dei Quintili, a huge second-century property from the time of Hadrian (117-138) that today houses a museum of the beautiful friezes, sculptures, and ruins which once adorned a·dorn  
tr.v. a·dorned, a·dorn·ing, a·dorns
1. To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade" Ronald Firbank.

2.
 it. More modest in scale, this new pavilion contains its own newly found relics relics, part of the body of a saint or a thing closely connected with the saint in life. In traditional Christian belief they have had great importance, and miracles have often been associated with them. , providing storage space and shelter in which field archaeologists can clean and work on their findings.

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The materials are simple, but somehow encapsulate en·cap·su·late
v.
1. To form a capsule or sheath around.

2. To become encapsulated.



en·cap
 the nature of the place, with Corten steel predominating, giving a pre-aged almost archaic appearance. Beautifully proportioned and built with precise detailing, frameless glass panels give the otherwise mute mute (myt), in music, device designed to diminish uniformly the loudness of a musical instrument.  casket an animated appearance, changing from opaque to transparent depending on the weather and time of the day. Quite simply the jury couldn't resist including one exquisite gem-like object. The pavilion's distinctive facade is made up from five variant steel panels. R.G.

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Author:Gregory, Rob
Publication:The Architectural Review
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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