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A Room for London

Created for Ternullomelo in 2010

BY TYPOLOGY

  1. Architecture
  2. Ephemeral and experimental

From the architect:

“Spending a unique night in a one-bedroom temporary home/hotel perched on the top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof should not be an ordinary experience but a rather extraordinary architectural adventure. Our proposal attemps to redefine the relationship between interior and exterior. There is no inside nor outside, instead a so called “enterior” (exterior+interior) space – conceived as a porch from where, warmed by an outdoor fireplace, you can contemplate London and its magnificence.

Aside from aesthetical considerations, it’s distinctive faceted form is a consequence of concept and context. The pavilion is a landscape perception device: like a lens, framing, interiorizing and capturing/imprisoning pieces of landscape and landmarks, and like a kaleidoscope reflecting/mirroring landscape, casting the city in a new light. Locating the room was key in the development of the proposal; it was important to assure the widest angle possible and visibility of the structure.”

All images courtesy of Ternullomelo.

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Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster, the word “kaleidoscope” is derived from the Ancient Greek καλ(ός) (beauty, beautiful), είδο(ς) (form, shape) and -σκόπιο (tool for examination)—hence “observer of beautiful forms.”

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