A Very Small Part Of Architecture

Highgate Cemetery hosted a series of three evenings talks exploring death, loss and rebirth around a specially commissioned ‘tomb’ designed by Sam Jacob Studio.

A Very Small Part of Architecture resurrects Austrian Modernist architect Adolf Loos’s unbuilt 1921 design for a mausoleum for art historian Max Dvorák.  Here the heavy dark and masonic form is recreated at 1:1 scale using lightweight materials: a ghostly reenactment of an unrealised architectural idea.

Studio Dekka’s lighting design used simple equipment – linear battens, small floodlights, filter gels – to realise the centrepiece of the events and the surrounding ampitheatre.

Event sponsored by the Architecture Foundation. Photography by Sarah J Duncan and Lennon Gregory.