Articles tagged London Design Festival 2012

Clusters of models wrap around the main form, showing the architect's process.

Tangling by Akihisa Hirata @ LDF

Currently showing at The Architecture Foundation as part of London Design Festival, architect Akihisa Hirata involves over 300 miniature models and sketches to construct his new installation.

The boat has launched in conjunction with the London Design Festival this week.

Inachus Floating Home by Sanitov Studios @ LDF

LONDON – Sanitov Studio is questioning if floating houses can solve issues of overpopulation in cities.

The space is said to celebrate ‘the architecture of hair.’ Photo: Zaha Hadid Architects.

Fudge Pop-up Salon by Zaha Hadid @ LDF

Architect Zaha Hadid’s contribution to the London Design Festival is a graphic black and white pop-up hair salon.

The sound of the dropping water is amplified by a microphone.

The Journey of a Drop by Rolf Sachs @ LDF

Conceptual designer Rolf Sachs’ installation – created for the London Design Festival – involves coloured water drops trickling artistically down a 30m drop.

‘This is not a project about the politics of data visualisation, but rather an investigation into urban informatics, and our relationship with data itself,’ Matsuda says.

Prism by Keiichi Matsuda @ LDF

Hoisted above the V&A’s main entrance is a colossal suspended iceberg-like lantern – an unmissable highlight of this year’s London Design Festival.

‘This is the first time we are physically moving light fixtures by thermal camera control,’ Harris says.

Walk the Light by Cinimod and Phillips @ LDF

This week, an underground tunnel leading to London’s V&A is illuminated by an interactive installation that lets visitors determine its course.

Arranged in an orderly yet irregular line, the chairs mirror the pictures on show.

Mimicry Chairs by Nendo @ LDF

For the London Design Festival, Nendo has populated the monumental V&A museum with a set of about 130 chairs which boast a very minimal look.

The café’s design scheme encourages the small-scale production of hand-crafted materials.

The Back Room by Studio Toogood @ LDF

British designer Faye Toogood has launched a pop-up ‘contemporary café’ for London Design Festival.

'Solitude' by Mary Argyrou.

Out of the Woods @ LDF

For the ongoing London Design Festival, students from the Royal College of Art have created 12 unique hardwood chairs.

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