The AJ picks out the architectural highlights of the three-day-long creative festival
Agora on the Green
Drawn up by the emerging design collaborative Russ + Henshaw, this pavilion features a ‘continuous folded surface which twists and lifts to form gateways, arches, a large public dining room’.
Hypnos: The architecture of sleep
Coloured felt hammocks hang from wooden beams in this interactive installation by HASSELL, Draisci Studio and Sto Werkstatt, exploring the architectural spaces needed for physical and mental rest.
Cousins & Cousins has constructed this pavilion for St John’s Square from coloured panels of glass which alternate between transparent and opaque.
Hosting an exhibition of the practice’s industrial design work, Grimshaw’s pavilion is built from a super light-weight modular canopy system.
The Invisible Store of Happiness
This 3m-tall wooden installation is a collaboration between sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon and furniture designer Sebastian Cox.
Swiss design studio GRUPPE has redefined Clerkenwell’s streets with a series of coloured ‘1 to 1 column and forum models’ inspired by classic Roman structures and children’s building blocks.
International type house Monotype has created this outdoor exhibition which mixes type with wood, vinyl, mirror, metal, concrete and light to create seven giant words in seven typefaces throughout Clerkenwell.
Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 19 - 21 May