by Evita Malnaca

Two projects located in Marylebone, both different in their scale and design language– temporary education pavilion and students’ residence hall intervention. Sensory cave is an education pavilion for children designed to enhance their sensual experience. Pre-fabricated cork layers of the pavilion structure imitate the cave like atmosphere; openings in the ceiling both bring in natural light and provide ventilation in the pavilion. The play of light creates an atmospheric journey through the pavilion. The nearby tower of student accommodation was redesigned in two stages. The initial design of the exterior façade provided interim outside space and shading solution for the tower to improve conditions in the tower. In the next stage this concept evolved into vertical village with prefabricated living units for students. This intervention transforms the building to improve its performance in given conditions as well as provide an exciting social spaces for students to be in.