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Studio Wave’s Magical Wooden Hut Celebrates Nature and Color in Kent, UK

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 13, 2013 @ 5:29 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase | No Comments

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UK-based Studio Wave [1] created this magical timber hut for holding a variety of sustainable craft workshops within Dartford [2] Central Park’s Ecology Island [3]. Made from local materials and decorated with the help of local residents and graphic designer studio Nous Vous [4], the ‘Ecology of Colour’ shelter will hold activities ranging from natural dyeing [5] to bird watching, drawing and candle making.

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A tree house and park shelter [6] all in one, the Ecology of Colour pavilion has two floors and many windows that open wide onto the landscape. The colorful cladding was conceived by graphic studio Nous Vous [4] and it was created by local residents through a series of workshops to provide a foundation for future activities.

The building opened just a few months ago, but the designers are already working with a group of horticulturists to create a garden full of native plants for extracting natural pigments (including Golden Rod [7] for yellow, Alder for red and Bugloss for blue), celebrating nature and color in a fun, inclusive way.

+ Studio Wave [1]

Via Archilovers [8]

Photos by Studio Wave [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Studio Wave: http://www.studioweave.com/

[2] Dartford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartford

[3] Ecology Island: http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/parks-and-open-spaces/central-park2/ecology-island

[4] Nous Vous: http://www.nousvous.eu/

[5] natural dyeing: http://inhabitat.com/lipstick-contains-the-same-red-bugs-that-are-in-starbucks-drinks/

[6] shelter: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-kreod-pavilion-opens-today-as-east-londons-new-sustainable-architectural-landmark/

[7] Golden Rod: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod

[8] Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p78578/The-Ecology-of-Colour

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