‘look! look! look!’ is a pink sculptural pavilion created by studio morison which has been unveiled at the national trust’s historic berrington hall in herefordshire. taking center stage within the garden of the georgian mansion, the piece aims to highlight the work of landscape designer capability brown.

 

 

heather and ivan morison first designed the structure in paper using origami, then worked with structural engineers, artura, to bring the designs to life. the pavilion is built using a sunken metal foundation frame, held with screw anchors, with a timber structure over-laid with a special woven fabric, supplied by mermet, which can withstand all weathers – in a pink colour chosen from a traditionally georgian palette. 

 

 

studio morison spent more than a year researching berrington’s georgian history and the significance of the walled garden which would have been used as a symbol of the family’s wealth, cultivation and contemporariness. the resulting work tries to reconnect with some of the fundamental ideas, themes and activities that were present in the georgian garden, to trace them out to wider georgian life, and specifically back to berrington hall and the national trust’s collection. 

 

 

the folded form of the structure echoes the geometric shapes found in the interior design of the mansion, and it also bears more than a passing resemblance to a pineapple – inspired by eighteenth-century traditions of importing exotic fruit, particularly pineapples which are thought to have been once grown at berrington. 

 

 

 

the structure was initially broken down into 90 frames; each made up of an intricate jigsaw of cnc’d timber pieces, constructed at the artists’ studios. the fabric was pulled over and fixed to each rhomboid and then assembled on site in the walled garden. the wooden cobbled floor is made from timber which is cut, brunt and then oiled to make it weather-resistant.

 

‘look! look! look!’ is open to the public until december 2019 and will house a programme of events and activities including music and yoga.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    art news