Folly for a Flyover

Temporary lighting design and installation, 2011.

Folly for a Flyover, a temporary arts and cultural venue located beneath the A12 in Hackney Wick, hosted a range of events, such as boat tours and film screenings throughout the summer of 2011.

Designed by Assemble and built with the help of local volunteers, the temporary building was a play on the perception of mass: a staged “sleight-of-hand” between the monumental flyover and an apparently weightless timber-brick structure.

The lighting design focused on that dialogue, with ambient light grazing the textured concrete of the soffit and warmer light leaked from within the folly itself.

With Assemble.

Photography: Lewis Jones, Assemble and Create.

Project Awards: Design Museum Building of the Year 2012 (shortlisted).