Small Urban Pavilions Create A Nature Refuge In East London
These relaxing micro shelters provide a haven amidst chaotic city environments
The MINI LIVING ‘Forests’ Installation is an architectural design work displaying a command of green spaces and exploring the relationship between personal and public space. While the spaces seem isolated, they provide a gateway to new conversations and distractions.Architect Asif Khan created three temporary pavilions to provide “third spaces” for the London Design Festival, and reflect the theme of Connect, Create and Relax.
This is a noteworthy project because it seems to leverage techniques and intents developed in urban gardening, but instead of confining the green space to a rooftop, backyard and balcony, the Forest installations provide functionality amongst highly-trafficked streets. In fact, the work is meant to encourage interaction amongst newly emerging residential communities in the Shoreditch neighborhood. Creative Lead Oke Hauser elaborates: