Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Wood and sun

Posted in landscape design, wood by ruthslavid on July 8, 2010

This is Helen and Hard’s rather wonderful pavilion in the John Madejski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Made entirely of wood (even sitting on a base of wood chippings) it is part of the exhibition ‘Architects build small spaces’.

But what is equally entertaining is the view in the opposite direction:

The very beautifully landscaped garden becomes a giant play space in hot weather, just the right side of riotous. Refreshing in every sense – but likely to disappear, I suspect, when free entry to museums inevitably goes.