Main branches made from wooden spruce panels are interconnected to form the building’s main support system, and smaller wooded cells or cassettes are inserted into the spaces, mimicking the Epidermal cellular structure of a leaf. Plastic strips are coiled into round forms, abstracting the internal cells. The plastic elements diffuse daylight as it enters the pavilion, giving the interior space a sense of intimacy.
The roof is covered in glass and rainwater is channeled through the pavilion’s “veins” and diffused directly into the ground. The installation will be moved from its temporary home to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
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