Design of the Week - Bandstand

Design of the Week – Bandstand

Posted By on Dec 13, 2010 |

A bandstand was originally a widely open garden pavilion or kiosk of oriental inspiration and used for entertainment (belvedere, music, parties, etc.). In the nineteenth century, the term came to designate a few types and styles of constructions specific to public space, always open and lightweight structures.

In the Mediterranean and Middle East, a kiosk is a small garden pavilion open on some or all sides. Kiosks were common in Persia, India and the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century onward. Today, there are many kiosks in and around the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, and they are still a relatively common sight in Greece. Turkish kiosks are usually polygonal.

The word, of Persian origin, designates an object used to provide shade. Closer etymological examination reveals that the word köşk shares a common root with the Turkish word gölge, meaning shadow.

Below is the 3D model of a bandstand, available for sale in our gallery.

Find out more about the history of bandstands on the Kiosques du Monde website (in French)

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