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Rainforest by GUN Architects

Design | June 18, 2014 |

RainforestImage courtesy of Sue Barr

Rainforest by GUN Architects

Rainforest is a public pavilion by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, installed in London’s Bedford Square during the Summer of 2014. An imposing five metre high micro-climate of minimal tree-like structures with a field of pyramidal fabric “stalactites” which gently drip water – the pavilion is an oasis in the centre of London. Visitors can sit beneath a canopy of inverted prisms to enjoy a forest-like environment of raindrops, pools and plants.

RainforestImage courtesy of Jessica Klingelfuss

Rainforest is part of GUN Architects’ exploration into natural dynamics in the diverse Chilean climate – making water a protagonist of the architecture, where the production of temporal atmospheres is based on water circulation and accumulation. The practice engages in architectural and urban projects rooted in the environmental and cultural context of Chile, attempting to develop design forms which are consistent with current urban expansion and its associated geographical conditions.

RainforestImage courtesy of Valerie Bennett

An exhibition in the main AA Gallery accompanies the pavilion and describes the development of Rainforest through earlier research by GUN Architects, the pavilion’s conceptual evolution and technical engineering. The installation is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2014 – an annual event that “celebrates the City’s role as a global hub of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice.” The pavilion will be open from 17 May until 19 July 2014.

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