London Architecture Bienalle and the London Festival of Architecture
We produced the main show for the London Architectural Biennale in 2004 and 2006, and for the renamed London Festival of Architecture in 2008. The Farmiloe building in St John Street was the hub and centerpiece of the first London Architecture Biennale in 2004.
Designersblock designed produced and operated the 25,000 square listed building creating a venue for exhibitions, auctions, seminars, parties and rock concerts. For the last weekend of the Biennale we had the whole of St john street turfed for a cow run and mass picnic.
The Sky Walk, commissioned by New London Architecture, produced and operated by Designersblock, formed the centrepiece of the 2008 London Festival of Architecture. Opening on 4th July, The 160m long, 4m high installation designed by Carmody Groake zigzaged across Montague Place, WC1, creating a series of new public spaces directly behind the British Museum, staging performances, exhibitions and events over three days including: open-air theatre by students from RADA (Much Ado About Nothing and Gargantua), a continuous picnic of locally produced food and music from University of London School of Oriental and African Studies world orchestras.
We worked with Megumi Matsubara with Assistant, and Associate on the launch of new Scandinavian furniture manufacturer Vujj [now RVW] during The London Design Festival. Spatial design by Megumi Matsubara with Assistant.Totoro House described a scene when a summerhouse in Swedish forest assumed the shape of forest, which was finally scattered. Communications were provided by Associate and we took care of the logistics and production.