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The structure focusing on the sky allows a gentle connection to the site. Entering through a concealed doorway the user has the option to open the roof outwards to allow sights, sounds and smells to envelope them. The proposed atmosphere shown through a collage and elevation drawings.
The structure focusing on the trees is tall, thin and raised off of the ground allowing the user to be truly encased by the treetops. Entering through the bottom of the structure by a concealed ladder takes you up into the contemplative space. The user can choose to further connect to the trees by using the simple pulley system door that opens out into the forest. The concept is shown through a plan and section drawing as well as a collage.
THE ROCKS AND THE SEA
The rock and sea structures provided a greater experience as both could only be entered through the water. Using minimal connections to the rock and jutting the structure out into the sea means that the user would have the experience of being in the water, entering into the contemplation through a concealed folding door. The sea structure was placed off shore meaning the specific journey to it would involve swimming or accessing it by boat, kayak paddle board or the like. The experience would differ at different tide times, when it was high the water would enter into the structure meaning you would have to dive up into it, and at low tide you would enter through a ladder. Once inside the simple pulley system doors would allow you to open both sides, creating a closer connection to the sea and providing views back to flushing. Both structures shown through plan, section, elevation and collage.
Structurally it is connected using bolts to create simple joints and rhythmic connection. The timber columns make for easy construction, as each part can be bolted together and raised. The structural form is exposed internally creating a simple rhythmic form instilling calm within those who use it.