LOCATION: CLERKENWELL CLOSE, LONDON, UK
CLIENT: CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
AREA: 42 M2
Commissioned by Clerkenwell Design Week, the pavilion was born from the ambition to transform the close into a public square, to encourage social and cultural conversation whilst introducing minimal materiality.
Returning to basic principles of architecture and the primary structure of shelter, the installation offers a delicate intervention with no disruption to the site, shaping a space where people can sit and gather.
The temporary shelter is primarily made of two elements: air and stone. The suspended air-filled inflatable canopy, made from biodegradable TPU, is held down by the three tonnes of reclaimed stone footings.
To respond to the temporality of the pavilion, the structure can be easily assembled & dismantled, and all materials are re-usable, biodegradable & recyclable.
Engineers: Price and Myers
Contractor: West London Construction Services
Photography: Kane Hulse
Stonemason: The Stone Carving Company
Stone Supplier: The Stone Masonry Company
Published: The Radical Project