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In pictures: Satellite creates 'super façade' for designjunction show

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London-based Satellite Architects created this temporary 70m-long façade for this year’s designjunction show in King’s Cross 

The 7m-tall structure acted as the entrance to the Cubitt House retail hub at the contemporary interior design show, which ran until this weekend (22-25 September).

Working with Danish designers Icons of Denmark, the practice used a ’scaffold-like grid system’ built by Oktra , to encase a cluster of existing trees and bushes.

The scheme was based on the Danish designer Peter J Lassen’s GRID system and was created from more than 4,000 black and white cubic frames. 

The designjunction show featured a number of pop-ups around King’s Cross, including a series of giant Monopoly-style houses in Granary Square.

The ‘super facade’ will be taken down later today (26 September).

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Source: Satellite Architects and designjunction

Façade by Satellite Architects and Icons of Denmark

Project data 

Location Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, London
Type of project Temporary façade for designjunction’s trade destination, Cubitt House
Client designjunction
Architect Satellite Architects
Supplier Icons of Denmark, GRID
Structural engineer Elliott Wood
Planning supervisor Michael Anderson, Anderson Safely
Main contractor Oktra
Start on site date 15 September 2016
Completion date 24 September 2016
Contract duration 4-5 months
Gross internal floor area 2,786m²

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1617 concept diagram

Source: Satellite Architects and designjunction

Façade by Satellite Architects and Icons of Denmark



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