RIBA London as part of the London Festival of Architecture is partnering with the London Borough of Hackney and consulting engineers Ramboll to transform Hoxton Square with the 'WEATHER - IT'S RAINING OR NOT:......' installation by architects Harry Dobbs including 'The Weather Yesterday' by creative practice Troika. The interactive light installation, ‘The Weather Yesterday’, will playfully highlight Britain’s obsession with the weather, with the square set to feature a collection of parasol-shaped structures around a central five metre tall visual creation displaying the previous day’s weather conditions using classic forecasting iconography.
Parasol-shaped structures, from architects Harry Dobbs, playfully dotted around the square, offer social meetings places, for rest, play and discovery under their cloudy canopies. Chameleon-like, they will respond to the visitor, at one moment creating a cozy space protected from the elements, the next opening up to support the wider shared experience of the square.
The 'WEATHER – IT'S RAINING OR NOT.....' installation is a tongue in cheek tribute to a typical British trait, as people often start a conversation with strangers and friends by talking about the weather. Troika’s light installation is linked through the latest wireless technology to yesterday’s 'live' weather report, displaying the weather conditions that were influencing life in the capital exactly 24 hours ago, resulting in a real time display that visibly changes over time according to the weather… yesterday.
'WEATHER – IT'S RAINING OR NOT.....' events programme
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2012, 12.00-20.30
RIBA London is partnering with Tokyo Picnic Club to host PICNOPOLIS LONDON, a series of Urban Picnic Contests and with Beatrice Galilee a London based curator, writer, critic, consultant and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design to present ‘Emerging Architects in Hoxton Square’ as part of the 'WEATHER - IT'S RAINING OR NOT:......' events programme.
Free, no booking.