The Kettal PH1 Pavilion Series: An Open System

The adaptable Kettal PH1 Pavilion series allows the admiration of nature from the comfort of designer style. Kettal’s Design Manager Antonio Navarro explains the open system on which they are built.



BY Andrew McDonald

5 October, 2018


Historically, the pavilion has been seen as a chance to embrace the comfort of indoor design, in the beauty of the outdoors. A pavilion is a place to relax, socialise, gather and admire the outdoor environment from the comfort of a light, shaded structure. The Kettal PH1 Pavilion series is the contemporary designer answer to this iconic way to appreciate the outdoors in comfort.

Designed by Kettal with architectural engineering and technology in mind, the PH1 is a variable pavilion system able to be employed across varying landscapes, architectural situations and environments. With a minimal structure, the pavilions serve as stripped back, relaxed spaces with a naturalist aesthetic and open spaces that flow freely into each other. Light shines through unimpeded, sight lines offer unhindered views of the surrounds, and the light structure is suitable to any contemporary space.

The concept is characterised by a sense of simplicity and design sincerity in its structural elements. The aluminium frame can be teamed with over forty covers that define indoor and outdoor spaces – a variable functionality that carries over from aesthetics to design.

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“When designing, I was thinking of a complete open system that gives architects the tools to finish the product.”
– Antonio Navarro, Design Manager, Kettal
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“It’s a profile that has all the connections inside,” says Kettal’s Design Manager Antonio Navarro. “You can put a water feature to make a shower, or you can take the water from the roof. You can add electricity to allow you to plug things in, or use it for the louvres and lighting.”

He continues, “When designing, I was thinking of a complete open system that gives architects the tools to finish the product. This is why you can have different scales and materials for the structure; you can have wood, stone, fabric, doors or panels… you have all the tools necessary to align with your project.”

When you think of outdoor living, cooking often isn’t far behind. The kitchen options available for the PH1 Pavilions bring a sense of homeliness and practicality to the structures, while also serving as a reminder of the true intent – to act as a place that combines the coming together of people, of socialising, and of admiration of the surrounding environment.

In Singapore, Kettal is available from Xtra and P5


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