As the annual design event gets under way, the AJ’s Fran Williams selects the best things for architects to visit
Pareidolia by Jestico + Whiles and Porcelanosa
For the second year running, Jestico + Whiles and Porcelanosa have teamed up with Studio Fractual and Architainment Lighting to create a large-scale immersive installation in an empty site at 2 Clerkenwell Road. Constructed from a seamless line of Krion freestanding ceramic fins at 2.3m high and raised on a stone platform, Pareidolia explores concepts of movement, memory and pattern.
Source: Jestico + Whiles
Decade: a collection of 10 beacons
To coincide with Clerkenwell Design Week’s 10th anniversary, 10 columns or ‘beacons’ have been designed by key figures in the creative industries. Two are by architects: interior design and architectural studio JMDA’s Parkside in Clerkenwell Green, and EBBA Architects’ diamond motif wrapped columns in St James’s Church Garden.
Source: EBBA Architects
Moth Pavilion: Clerkenwell Beauty by StudioDA
studioDA and Atelier One have collaborated on the design of a pavilion to feature in Spa Fields Park. Soundtracked by the rustle of leaves, the form of the pavilion is designed to create the impression of a giant winged insect with a canopy of lightweight recycled fabric and legs formed of camouflaged painted steel.
Clerkenwell is home to a variety of architecture practices, branding agencies and craft studios who will be opening their doors to visitors throughout the three-day festival. Among 25 local practices is Apt, which is showcasing a collaboration with Huguet of bespoke terrazzo pieces formed using waste materials from construction. Patrick Lewis Architects, Metropolitan Workshop, shedKM and CZWG are also hosting workshops, displays and exhibitions.
Clerkenwell Design Week runs 21–23 May 2019