envisioned by its designers 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.
geometric ‘peace pods’ suspend participants in nature
designed with jerry tate architects, the project creates individual sanctuaries that both reveal and strengthen relationships between nature, society and culture.
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 project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, with the campaign ending on march 28th, 2014
‘the hive gallery’ is completely suspended from the branches of its tree offering its occupants a new perspective on the world below.
the pavilions offer views across the water
the final typology are ‘peace pods’, geometric hubs that suspend participants in nature, creating intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation.
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 hive gallery’ offers its occupants a new perspective on the world below
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 giant timber structure found at the heart of the site
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.
the pods create intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation