Pause, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
Studio in the Woods 2019
Pause is a collaborative project completed as part of Studio in the Woods 2019, in the Wyre Forest. Created over two days as part of a team of twelve, including architects, landscape architects, students and designers, it is an installation designed around a central theme of waste.
Made from only waste oak slab-wood and hemp string, the installation captures the team’s initial encounter with the site; a strip of land bordering Ruskin Land and Forestry Commission Land, filled with hundreds of sapling oaks. It is a physical manifestation of the choreography of twelve individuals moving through, and pausing within the site. The rough-sawn oak strips weave through the saplings, guiding visitors and encouraging moments of pause and contemplation with places to lean, sit and perch.
Pause is made from waste materials, it is a place to waste away the hours, and over time it will waste away and become part of the forest floor.
Zoë Berman, Berman Studio
Hannah, Durham, Cullinan Studio
Dr Carolina Vasilikou, Reading School of Architecture
Harry Conway, Associated Architects
Hugh Craft, Mole Architects
Simon Feather, Rance Brooke Smith Architects
Catherine Haigh, MUD Landscape
Alice Hamlin, Mole Architects
Simon Hodgetts, Speller Metcalfe
Photo credits: Eve Bembo, Zoë Berman