London-based architectural practice, Michaelis Boyd presents In Side Out , an installation exploring the theme of identity in the garden of its Notting Hill studio for the London Festival of Architecture 2018.
As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, the Michaelis Boyd team have created an immersive installation in which visitors journey through a timber constructed tunnel that gradually decreases in size and scale from an open and organic walkway to an enclosed space in the shape of a human body. At the end of the tunnel, a perforated mirror allows visitors a moment of private reflection in which they can see themselves and other people within the space.
Visitors come together at the centre of the installation and gather round a large table in which they are asked to write about their inspirations on a folded piece of origami paper. Clusters of origami will be suspended in the middle of the space to represent a collective unconscious and exemplify the idea that at our core, we all share the same ambitions, fears and experiences and the same range of emotions.
Alex Michaelis, Partner and Co-Founder of Michaelis Boyd says, “This year’s brief has prompted us to look at the layered and dynamic nature of self. The installation will host an interactive platform to explore the way our human identity is structured and questions what makes us unique and what makes us the same.”
In addition to the installation, Michaelis Boyd will be opening the doors to its studio where a range of their projects will be on display. The Studio open days are Saturday 16 June and Saturday 23 June from 10am – 4pm.
108 Palace Gardens Terrace