GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants.

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A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could meet, work and relax outside of their regular environments  (like their homes or offices). Acting as a kind of ‘third place’ this ‘between space’, the three box-like structures were named: Connect, Create and Relax.

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Firstly, the ‘Relax room’ was elevated off the ground and required visitors to walk up a small rubber mound and crawl into it from underneath.

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Secondly, the ‘Connect structure’ was a corridor space whose feature was a long communal table that was intended to make people both meet and interact.

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Finally, the third pavilion ‘Create’ possessed flexible bleacher-style seating (with power outlets for laptops, tablets and mobile phones etc.) which was reconfigurable by visitors.

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MINI Forests opened to the public during the London Design Festival (17-25th September 2016). Check out the vid for more detailed info:document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

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