Museum Gardens Dream Pavilion Competition 175
The design brief was to design a temporary,
The Dream Box is constructed of recyclable,
freestanding, transportable and contemporary
translucent, honeycomb plastic panels that
pavilion to be installed in the Kensington
are cantilevered on a slotted base. Supporting
Museum Gardens, with the theme of "Dream."
the panels is a secondary structure of metal threaded rods located on the top and bottom
Dreams are made up of different layers of
of the panels. All 48 panels are CNC-milled
each individual’s feelings and emotions.
to form. Because interior portions of the
The design of the Dream Pavilion represents
panels feature a rubber trim coated with
a “dream box” where one can move through
phosphorescent paint, the dream box
these pensive layers.
illuminates and reﬂects at night.
The pavilion layout is based on the experience
The vertical ﬁligree created by the layered
of a physical dream. Visitors enter into the
panels permits people outside the pavilion to
unknown (dream induction), move through a
catch ﬂeeting glimpses of those inside. People
new sensory experience (dreaming) and leave
are invited to bring their own dreams to play,
with a new memory (awakening). Designed
laugh, interact and relax.
to symbolize the development of this dream sequence, the pavilion offers areas for people to reﬂect, walk, sit, lie, crawl and stand.
2014 design annual
390 sq. ft. / 36 sq. m.