Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter back London's 'Invisible City' architecture project

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  • Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014

Watch the video of ephemeral treehouses in Regent’s Park.

A series of temporary treehouses has been designed for London’s Regent’s Park, in an artistic project titled ”Invisible City”.

Designed by Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster, and featuring Hollywood film director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter as official patrons, the concept aims to create a “sanctuary of culture” within the parklands, through a variety of pavilions. The project currently has just over one week left on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

The central piece will be the Aerial Arena – a giant timber sculptural form featuring a transparent skin to integrate with its surroundings. The structure, which will interplay light and sound from the parklands, will accommodate up to 200 audience members and act as a contemporary bandstand, encouraging performance and visitor interaction.

Geometric hubs nicknamed “Peace Pods” would be suspended from tree branches throughout the site, overlooking the lake and allowing for quiet moments of contemplation. The Hive Gallery will complete the site design, offering an enclosed space suspended from tree branches in which to interact with nature.

Moseley and Shuster imagine the space being used for events as varied as music concerts, ballet recitals, seminars and live cooking demonstrations. The project, if successful, will be installed in Regent’s Park for three months during the summer, after which time it can be removed and re-installed elsewhere. – AFP Relaxnews

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