Montpelier Community Nursery / AY Architects

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Architects: AY Architects
Location: Kentish Town, Borough of Camden, , UK
Area: 136 sqm
Photographs: Daniel Stier, Nick Kane

‘House of Flags’ Installation / AY Architects

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Installed on Parliament Square, , the ‘House of Flags’ is a flexible, demountable, and totally reconfigurable architectural intallation conceived as a gigantic ‘house of cards’ in the Eames’ spirit. The project was designed by AY Architects after an invited international design competition initiated by the Greater London Authority for the Mayor of London’s ‘Wonder Series of Incredible Installations’. 206 panels depict the flag icons of the nations and combined create a collaged image of the world. All together they make up a large building jigsaw, a united ‘house’ of symbols, shimmering colors and perforations. More images and architects’ description after the break.