Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia
Type: Temporary Installation
Size: 20 sqm
Awards: Finalist, Competition
As a temporary installation proposal for the Sherman Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, the Fugitive Structures project draws towards the interest in architecture as an invitation; an invitation to contribute to the making of a place. With a form derived from the spatial controls outlined in the brief, the installation begins its life as a large blue cube. Sliced up into various 3D components, the form then has the ability to become chairs, tables, mini grandstands, daybeds, stages, and play equipment to name a few possibilities. For the duration of the installation visitors are invited to reconfigure the structure into various spatial arrangements, encouraging a sense of play and imaginative rebuilding for children and adults alike. Play Cube provides the opportunity for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation to host a variety of events where the reconfiguring pavilion will display the inherent intelligence with which people adapt to their own space.