London-based architects Make created the winning design for the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre (yes, that Sherwood Forest ). Their solution makes this little installation in Madison Square Park look really weak. In fact, Make Architecture’s take seems to owe more to Tadashi Kawamata’s early work than anything in contemporary architecture. While obviously pumping up the drama in order to draw upon a child’s greatest treehouse fantasy, this is decidedly grown up architecture too. It redefines contextually-sensitive architecture, sustainable architecture, and destination architecture all at once.
Oh and if this ever gets built, you’ll see my climbing that thing for hours.
Designer: Make Architects