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.
Photography: Lewis Jones, Assemble and Create.
Project Awards: Design Museum Building of the Year 2012 (shortlisted).