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London Dresser

Architects Journal Small Projects Finalist 2011/2012

The London Dresser is a large scale cabinet displaying small scale buildings. London’s architectural crown jewels are recreated as beautifully crafted seats. By day the cabinet opens and the seats are carefully arranged to create a skyline view and social gathering space. The cabinet becomes a belvedere that frames this view and captures it changing on film. By night the buildings are placed inside the cabinet to create an interactive backdrop to the street, where they are momentarily illuminated when people pass by and peer in.

London Dresser is a temporary architectural installation on the South Bank in London during the London Olympics. The project was completed in collaboration with Hugo Bass, a member of my design studio whilst studying in Westminster, and Gabby Shawcross of SOCA.

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Photograph by Charles Hosea

Photograph by Charles Hosea

Photograph by Charles Hosea

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