The Horniman Pavilion

The Observer has reviewed the Horniman Museum's new garden pavilion, which marks the completion of a renovation process that has spanned three decades. Architecture critic Rowan Moore writes:

Walters and Cohen's pavilion, a well-proportioned, timber-framed glass box, its structure black-clad on the outside, is an instrument for making all this strangeness apparent. It's a considerably more modest version of Mies van der Rohe's Tugendhat House, perched like that work above a city view. At one end, alpacas will come up to the glass; at the other, a balcony opens to the panorama. The pavilion, light-filled and made rhythmic by its repeating beams and pillars, is a foil.

Click here for a photo of the new building. And here for a discussion on the South East London forum of what their licence application means for local residents.