Studio Morison has created a pavilion space unveiled in Yorkshire Sculpture Park that addresses the notion of salvation from extinction through art.
The project is a response to the question 'Can art save us from extinction?', and exists as an extended open pavilion with passageways and a chamber providing space for quiet reflection.
Developed by artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison from natural materials including timber, it is built within a stand of birch trees and aims to create solitary communion with the natural world.
To discover the inner passageway, visitors must first circle the structure beneath the overhang of a thatched roof. Once inside, a series of staggered doorways gradually lead along a contemplative cloister-like path to its heart.
The central chamber encircles a ring of fourteen silver birches. There are two seating areas for contemplation: one around the exterior perimeter and another inside, sheltered by the overhanging eaves.
Architect: Studio Morison
Project: Silence – Alone in a World of Wounds
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