Solid Rock / Barking Arboretum Floor
During my time at the RCA as Part of Platform Two, we worked in conjunction with MUFcArchitects on the area of new development in Barking, Essex.
For this project I was asked to design a permanent floor to go in the Arboretum. I was interested in the need for distance and detail, within the area. I also wanted to explore the connections between the escapism found in the fantasy worlds books and the real world connection to the Library.
I started collecting images of pattern, and detail found within the everyday environment.
The design for the floor is inspired by my exploration into rocks and crystals. I chose these forms as they have an ability to play with scale. Some rocks for example may only be a few centimetres in size but they allow us to imagine them as whole worlds.
For more information see HERE ( link to platform two blog ) http://platformtworca.wordpress.com/introduction/barking-arboretum/
For more on the Projects done in Collaboration with Muf Architects go to Solid Rock, Barking Library- writers room, Barking Library – Exhibition. Platform 2 Blog