The Kezwick family of merchants, who have traded with China since the early 19th century, decided to complement their Wiltshire estate with a modern semblance of a park quirk - a structure whose sole function is to entertain hosts and their guests and to complement the landscape.
Thanks to many years of ties with China, as well as an orientation towards the 18th century, when "Chinoiserie" or "China" was in vogue, the choice of customers fell on the most famous architect of Chinese origin in the world.
J.M. Pei adhered to his usual, strictly geometric style, although a postmodern resemblance to a pagoda can be seen at the end of the building. You can also catch allusions to plant forms: the first floor of white concrete resembles a tree trunk, over which a crown of glass rises.
The second floor is an octagon in plan, the third is a square. The glass of its windows can be completely removed and you can enjoy the views of the landscape park of the 20s of the last century. The main floor is adapted for receiving guests, family dinners and relaxation: despite the lightness and some ephemerality, the pavilion is equipped with all the necessary infrastructure.