Willow Screen-Bench, Alyesbury (UK) 2013
Oxford Brookes University
Situated in the new state-of-the-art mental health unit “The Whiteleaf Centre” in Aylesbury. The bench was made of braided willow, strong enough to have several people sitting on it, but also to look more subtle in a sensitive environment. Creating a framework, poison ivy will eventually grow in and around the willow supporting the bench´s other function: to shield a large bedroom window from passers by, while still letting light in.
Client: NHS & Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager
Tutor: Ilona Hay
Students: Simi Abidakun, Edward Campbell, Aaliyah Juman, Sem Karahan, Betty Poon, Frida Randen, Cai Thomas, Jessica Wandless
Can an effective, subtle and less obtrusive screen and bench be made for a sensitive site?
United Kingdom, Architecture, Client-funded, Initiated by institution, 0-10, Undergraduate, Months, Temporary, +, Propositional, Curricular, Students with tutor, Oxford Brookes Univ.