sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley
 
sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley
mar 15, 2014

sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley

sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley
all images courtesy of shuster moseley

 

 

 

envisioned by its artists claudia moseley and edward shuster as a ‘a conceptual matryoshka doll of culture-within-nature-within-culture’, ‘the invisible city‘ is a series of treehouses arranged around the boating lake in london’s regent’s park. created with jerry tate architects, the project establishes individual sanctuaries that both reveal and strengthen relationships between nature, society and culture.

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the treehouses are arranged around the boating lake in london’s regent’s park

 

 

 

the project is comprised of three giant pavilions that are capable of hosting large audiences and a diverse range of art forms. ‘the aerial arena’ is a giant timber structure found at the center point of the site. wrapped in a transparent skin, it can hold 100 seated attendees. ‘the hive gallery’ is completely suspended from the branches of its tree offering its occupants a new perspective on the world below. the final typology are ‘peace pods’, geometric hubs that suspend participants in nature, creating intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation.

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wrapped in a transparent skin, the ‘aerial arena’ can hold 100 seated attendees

 

 

 

through intervening with the existing city the scheme redefines the relationship between nature and culture and celebrates the value and importance of public external space within the urban fabric. the project, which has won the support of helena bonham carter and tim burton, is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, with the campaign ending on march 28th, 2014. 100% of the funds generated will be used towards the construction and production of the scheme.

 

the scheme intends to facilitate a network of collaborators, allowing a range of people to become involved in the project’s realization, curating a series of cultural exchanges that reflect the network of ideas generated throughout the campaign.

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the pods create intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation

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the pavilions offer views across the water

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geometric ‘peace pods’ suspend participants in nature

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the giant timber structure found at the heart of the site

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‘the hive gallery’ offers its occupants a new perspective on the world below

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the project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, with the campaign ending on march 28th, 2014

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