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biological sigmoid curve
creating transition spaces
space, transition & movement 

The functions of the space are divided between a space for libation, a place for reflection, a place for writing (on paper made from the water hyacinth), a venue to store seeds and tools for plant and caring for the sacred forest & structures, and a place for ablution (ritual cleansing before and after interaction with nature), a centre for making and also a main processional space for festivals, gatherings etc.

In the story, these spaces are designed and built by the progenitor of the new forest Kō. This adds a layer of folklore and sacredness to the site. The undulating forms, textured surfaces and contrasts of light and dark, solid and permeable space are all inspired by the diverse natural environments in West Africa and the large sculptures found at Osogbo Groves.

SACRAL FORM

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grazing cycle & movement
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wind tunnel
rafia facade
extended portico
pilotis
elevated walkway
water hyacinth surplus
rudimentary sketch of altar space