Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion Norway

Two days ago I fell across this fantastic structure in Icon Magazine.Tverrfjelltytta Pavilion in Norway it has been designed as a viewing platform for wild reindeer.

There are so many elements I love about this piece which is echoed in my own thinking. Creating an enclosed space in such a vast landscape seems to heighten ideas of seclusion and encasement as there's no where else to go. However, my fascination really lies in how we go about creating an atmosphere within a relatively small space as it's swallowed by the surrounding landscape. 

My immediate response to this work was there was a visual similarity with my own project Experiential Spaces. It's aesthetic is more organic and i think the very nature of building this seating area with wooden components instantly feels familiar. As the dividing lines throughout the piece will always change the overall appearance. Scale is easier to manage if the form is built in sections however, I'm not saying this is devoid of technical difficulties or challenges because large structures always have structural issues to overcome. CNC cutting has been used to create these fluid curves which is a process I researched during the design work for Pause using brick but it turned out to be too complex for the amount of time I had. It's still a process I'm wanting to explore further for a future project. 

Zaha Hadid 

This wooden seating/table or urban furniture was shown in Cavour Square in Padua in 2009 measuring 20 meters long. Once again this piece of design is an example of using a material in a less conventional way built in modules and carved from a solid mass.The reason for including this image is to show how unusual and less structured forms can be produced particularly on a large scale. There is an element of visual simplicity which is of course always difficult to achieve with success.