Yinka Ilori transforms “forbidding” London bridge into Happy Street installation

Bright patterned panels envelop this south London railway bridge, which designer Yinka Ilori has revived as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Named Happy Street, the permanent installation is located on Thessaly Road – a key route between Wandsworth Road and Nine Elms Lane that was previously a “forbidding environment”. The installation, which […]

Explore The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside The Colour Palace, a brightly patterned pavilion by designer Yinka Ilori and architecture studio Pricegore, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. Ilori teamed up with Pricegore to install the temporary building on the lawn of Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. […]

Fatkin, Patrick McEvoy and PATRI create city parklets in central London

A decommissioned black cab and curb-side art gallery are among the mini parks designed by the London-based architects and designers as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The three miniature landscaped spaces, designed by architecture studios Fatkin and PATRI and artist Patrick McEvoy, are dotted across the capital’s historic financial district. The city parklets […]

Lunch Break angels swing above commuters passing London’s St Pauls

Forty gold angels sitting on swings have been installed by KHBT and Ottmar Hörlwatch to watch over commuters near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Named Lunch Break, the installation for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is designed to be a temporary additional to St Paul’s Plinth – a preexisting frame structure outside St Paul’s tube station. London […]

City Benches by young designers brighten London’s Cheapside

A giant sleeping whippet and a bright red sundial are among the playful street furniture enlivening the UK capital during the London Festival of Architecture. Scattered throughout London’s Cheapside financial district, the seats are the winning designs of the City Benches competition held by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA). Benchtime by Anna Janiak doubles […]

Yinka Ilori and Pricegore unveil The Colour Palace at London Festival of Architecture

Designer Yinka Ilori has teamed up with architecture studio Pricegore on a multicoloured pavilion installed outside Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. The Colour Palace, which opens to the public tomorrow, will host a variety of events over the next month as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Ilori and Pricegore designed both the form of […]

Paper Castles exhibition dangles architecture’s future over its past

Weird and wonderful designs by architects including Zaha Hadid Architects, Madelon Vriesendorp and Sarah Wigglesworth have been installed over the more traditional models of the V&A‘s architecture gallery, in an exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture. Paper Castles sees 15 architects and studios create architectural models that imagine the future while reflecting on the […]

10 unmissable events and exhibitions at London Festival of Architecture 2019

With the London Festival of Architecture kicking off today, Dezeen’s deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out the 10 best things in the programme, including a colourful pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Patrick Schumacher talking about affordable housing. There are over 400 events taking place for London Festival of Architecture 2019, which takes place throughout the […]

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