Can a student make a real building?
While studying design at Manchester Polytechnic, Heatherwick explored applying the ideas and craftsmanship usually devoted to small objects, such as chairs, to the larger scale of a building. He explored architectural forms compact enough to build himself, such as Victorian-era gazebos, before designing this pavilion. With a pitched roof that twists down to join the walls, the pavilion required Heatherwick to invent a glazing system of clear panels held together with screws, rubber sealing, and Velcro. The project — conceived as temporary yet on permanent display in Sussex— embodies the innovation and determination inherent to Heatherwick’s creative process.
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Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.