Architect Andrew Burns says his prize-winning entry in the inaugural Fugitive Structures architecture competition has an ambiguous presence between architecture and art object and transforms an ordinary rose apple hedge into a thing of beauty. He hopes his black box will become a sanctuary of quiet contemplation for visitors to Gene Sherman's Contemporary Art Foundation over the next six months.
Launched in Sydney by Sherman in partnership with BCN Architecture, the brief for the $10,000 prize was to create an inspiring architectural space on a 20 square meter courtyard site, with a three-metre height restriction – dimensions that allowed the temporary structure to slip under the radar of the local council. She came up with the idea for the award after visiting the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. Each year the Serpentine commissions an architect to create a temporary pavilion in the grounds near the Gallery.
Image: Crescent House, Andrew Burns' prize-winning Fugitive Structures pavilion