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The Next Step

Pinecone Pitstop - Nida, Lithuania

As part of The Next Step Workshop for EASA, 2016. Each participant was tasked to design and build a 1.2m x 1.2m section off a public stair connecting the forest to the sands dune in Nida, Lithuanian. Occupying the first run of steps, the design offers a place to pause and reconnect with the forest. A cantilevered structure is creates a shelter that can be filled objects found in the forest, such as the abundant pinecones, whilst a simple seat made from an existing tree stump provides a place to catch ones breath. The form compliments its neighbouring 'soviet inspired bus stop'  and over time its walls and roof become a parts of the forest.   

photographs by Alexandra Kononchenko