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The Zig Zag Pavilion is a Functional Art Retreat

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Oct 19, 2013 • References: michaeljantzen and michaeljantzen
The 'Zig Zag Pavilion' by Michael Jantzen functions as an art retreat where visitors come to meditate and contemplate in an energetic space. This structure is made out of zig zagging sustainable wood that's painted in a pastel sea foam color.

The design of each piece is made of asymmetrical panels of varying lengths, hinged together and bolted side by side. The lower parts of the interior are painted gray and visitors can thus climb through the terrain of the structure and sit, lay and view.

Similar to other works, this structure presents an opportunity to view the landscape from an abstract perspective, each angle never looking the same, and thus results in a fractured concept of reality. We never know what's real when looking through Jantzen’s structures; perhaps reality is only as real as we imagine it to be.