The proposal is born from the ambition to transform the close into a public square, to encourage social and cultural conversation whilst introducing minimal materiality.
Returning to basic principles of architecture and the primary structure of shelter, the installation offers a delicate intervention with no disruption to the site, shaping a space where people can sit and gather.
The temporary shelter is primarily made of two elements: air and earth. The suspended inflatable canopy, made from biodegradable TPU, is held down by the stone footings. To respond to the temporality of the pavilion, the structure can be easily assembled & dismantled, and all materials are re-usable & recyclable.
Location: Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA