The Dream Pavilion

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So often our nostalgia can be close to the surface and many things can spark a flash of forgotten moments. A collection of white netted bubbles suspended in the air tempts you in from the surrounding streets. Something akin to a butterfly house but rather than butterflies the nets capture people playing.  The seven enclosures are suspended amongst the trees by a light reciprocal frame made of white painted poles fastened together.  Allowing entrances from all directions and a clear space below the nets. As one enters the hanging nets form a ceiling and the floor is lavishly decorated with cushions to relax on. Their shape mimicking the shifting patterns of light shining through the nets above. This is a place to stop and watch others above: exploring, climbing and playing. Tempting one to join. Climbing into the care free world above opens a network of suspended memories: tree houses, playgrounds and climbing frames to play in with others and forget about the outside world. A place, if only for few minutes, to escape the responsibilities of modern life and rediscover childhood.

Collaborators:
Kim Lodge