Escape Vehicle #9 - sleeping pavilion

Escape Vehicle #9 - sleeping pavilion

10,000.00 20,000.00

Unique opportunity to purchase Studio Morison's yellow PVC and aluminium pavilion.

Called Escape Vehicle #9, the lightweight demountable shelter is designed for an imagined future when nature reclaims the planet, leaving humans to "tread quickly and lightly on the land they occupy".

The design comprises a circular chamber for living and sleeping that is elevated above the ground on four pyramidal aluminium legs.

The chamber, which sleeps two people, is built from a protective outer layer of specially commissioned aluminium expanded mesh, and a taut inner curving membranous weather layer of yellow PVC.

The chamber is accessed via a ladder and trap door in its underside while a conical "navigational buoy" made from bent sheet aluminium sits on its roof.

The interior is a minimal space with a metallic floor and a double bed at its centre that sits directly under the conical navigation buoy.

The ceiling of the chamber is lined with a quilted foil insulation layer that helps maintain a habitable temperature day and night.

A hatch in the chamber's metallic ceiling, provides access to a deck, from which occupants can view their surroundings.

The pavilion is designed to be slept in overnight.

The artists say that occupants of Escape Vehicle #9 will be able to experience first hand "the sense of darkness, of solitude, of instability and the possibilities of what is to come".

In the morning the shelter's interior has a slowly rising intensity of yellow as the sun rises, with rays of light creating ever-changing shadows across the shelter's inner membrane.

As the day progresses the yellow illumination becomes more intense rotating around the curved wall. The artists said that the strong yellow glow within the chamber has an enveloping and calming effect, which is emphasised when the occupant emerges into the stark white light of the outside world.

The pavilion has exhibited at the prestigious Into Nature art biennial in The Netherlands alongside works by Olafur Eliasson, Adrián Villar Rojas and Susan Philipsz among others. It has also been featured in Dezeen and ArchDaily

The pavilion is conceived as a set of connecting components and is fully demountable. The legs are supported and anchored by four Spirafix screw anchors, so that the shelter leaves as little impact as possible on the landscape. The entire de-mounted pavilion is transportable on a tow-able car trailer, and is install-able within 3 to 4days.

The price does not include transport or installation, but this can be provided at a reasonable rate if required.

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