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Fire Island Pavilion Of The Future: IMAGES


The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society today posted some pictures of what the Fire Island pavilion, which burned to the ground in a fire last November, might look like when construction wraps up next year. It's being designed by the firm HWKN.

Take a look at some more images, AFTER THE JUMP



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  1. Nice. Lot of wood, just the way I like it.

    Posted by: Alan | May 24, 2012 5:34:26 PM

  2. Nothing installs confidence like a building that looks like it's falling down.

    Posted by: Leo | May 24, 2012 6:04:47 PM

  3. Why do the 'guys of the future' dress like the J Crew catalog from 2009?

    Posted by: Dana Chilton | May 24, 2012 6:15:01 PM

  4. Did anyone notice that these are 2013? So much for this summer....

    Posted by: dan | May 24, 2012 6:25:10 PM

  5. LOVE!!!! HWKN and Diller Scofidio + Renfro really delivered. Very forward looking design that remains contextual (the wood, the outdoors, etc.) so excited

    Posted by: Mark H | May 24, 2012 6:33:05 PM

  6. "Very unrealistic," says a Fire Island housemate. "The second rendering has a man casually talking on a cell phone…in the Pines!!"

    Posted by: DavidGroff | May 24, 2012 6:33:50 PM


    Pines 1, Grove 0

    Posted by: Drew | May 24, 2012 6:45:32 PM

  8. It's good to see that the design includes glistening muscle boys. Godspeed.

    Posted by: JohninBend | May 24, 2012 6:58:45 PM

  9. Go-Go boys! It needs more Go-Go boys!! Oh yeah, and an ice-cream truck!!

    Posted by: RJP | May 24, 2012 6:58:48 PM

  10. Either the entrance sign says no fems allowed or all of them decided to stay at home on such a beautiful day.

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | May 24, 2012 7:23:46 PM

  11. One would think they would learn their lesson and make it out of fire resistant materials.

    Posted by: chris255 | May 24, 2012 7:46:46 PM

  12. Horrid.

    Not even close to being in keeping with the spirit of the Pines.

    Sold my house there in '06 and even then I'd stayed five years too long.


    Posted by: JoshG | May 24, 2012 9:23:42 PM

  13. Gawd I feel old. I remember the Pavilion before the one that burned down. Ack.

    Posted by: Ken | May 24, 2012 9:44:54 PM

  14. Well at least it's something. Charmless, but impressive in a civic center kind of way. I think I prefer beach places to look beachy and friendly.

    Posted by: patrick lehman | May 25, 2012 7:26:15 AM

  15. Oh my god that's hideous. It looks like a retreat center for est workshops. How utterly soulless and unwelcoming.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | May 25, 2012 8:30:26 AM

  16. Hmm. Apparently (and according to these illustrations) women either do not go to Fire Island at all or are simply not allowed there.

    Posted by: johnny | May 25, 2012 8:49:08 AM

  17. UGH! A dreadful blast from the '70s past, with that ridiculous diagonal bracing (is there an earthquake fault line going through the Pines that no one else knows about)? And how many shirtless guys are going to whack their pretty heads on those inward sloping structural members after their second cosmo?
    Utterly tone-deaf to its surroundings. Let's hope that the local community mobilizes to keep this pig's butt from being stuck in its face.

    Posted by: greggo | May 25, 2012 2:08:06 PM

  18. why do people fear and loathe bold and daring architecture?

    seems perfectly designed for enjoying those spectacular sunsets over the bay

    @dana chilton. um fashion isn't that changing over the years, esp 3 years and esp for men

    @malaysian. how do you know none of these computer generated renditions of people aren't fem?

    yes, i really typed that

    Posted by: gomez | May 25, 2012 5:37:23 PM

  19. I hope the designer is not licensed. It would be an insult to real architects.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | May 25, 2012 8:38:38 PM

  20. Gomez, 'bold and daring' has it's place, but so does 'nuanced and subtle.' The natural environment in this spot is gorgeous: a building doesn't need to wacky trick geometries here to hold its own. Sometimes less really is more.

    Posted by: greggo | May 26, 2012 1:49:39 AM

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