Bush Gazebos inspired by the tale of Alice in Wonderland and designed by The University of Western Australia's architecture students promise to create another dimension at this year's Kings Park Wildflower Festival.
Under the direction of European architect, Dr Ursa Rosner, 21 first year students were given the task of creating an intimate, defined and somewhat enclosed space for a simple combination of functions or uses such as sitting and watching, lying and spying, standing and peeking, bending and focusing.
Four of these far-from-conventional structures have been built by UWA's emerging architectural talents to showcase the possibilities for the future direction of space and light in architecture and landscape design.
Dr Rosner is a Senior Lecturer at UWA's School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts and has a background in developing buildings with an emphasis on relating to the surrounding landscape and built environment.
Timber for the UWA gazebos, which are up to 3 metres long and 3 metres wide, has been supplied by Wespine.
At the completion of the Kings Park Wildflower festival, the structures will be sold in a ‘silent auction' with the proceeds to go towards a research trip to indigenous communities on the Dampier Peninsula.
Bids: call 6488 2582
LOCATION: Kings Park Wildflower Festival - Everlastings Ground
TIME: Friday 26th to Monday 29th September 8am -6pm
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The students will be constructing their Gazebos on Friday from 11am.
EDITORS NOTE: The structures will be taken down on Thursday 2nd October