Illustration series

Rainforest Pavilion

Summer Pavilion for the Architectural Association


Rainforest is part of a long term research agenda developed by GUN Architects related to the production of temporary micro-climates that integrate water as a rationalised dynamic element within architecture. The Pavilion is a new iteration of the Water Cathedral, which was the winning entry to momA’s young Architects Programme, built in Santiago in 2011. Its evoltuion to integrate flora and fauna into the architecture, as well as the hydrolic system, enhances the feeling of being within a complete habitat—in this case one juxtaposed to the urban surounding it was placed within.

Rainforest was part of the London Architectural Festival 2014, winner at the iconic awards 2015 and short listed for the New London architecture Award 2015

Place: Bedford square, London, UK
Engineering: AKT II
Fabrication: Joseph Waller
Stalactite Tailoring: Enrique Canales
Prototype Fabrication: Oscar Leal
Hydrologic System: Camilo Cobo
Lighting Design: Contraluz
Geometry Consultancy: Veronica Arcos
Palms: Palmstead Nurseries