Satellite Architects have designed a pixelated facade for Designjunction temporary exhibition space at Cubitt House in Kings Cross, London. The facade combines natural and artificial elements by wrapping a reflective, gridded screen on top of a second screen of trees and bushes, allowing the foliage to peek through.

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

It is the combination of the natural artificial elements that Satellite Architects believe “reflect the temporary nature of the Design Junction exhibition.” The array of pixelated panels merges the obvious structural system with reflections of the context and glimpses of nature, softening the strength of the grid.

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

The facade will be constructed in early September this year, in time for the Designjunction Festival which runs from 22-25th September in Kings Cross, London. The exhibition has been organized as part of the London Design Festival.

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

Courtesy of Satellite Architects

The design of the facade reflects the temporary nature of the Design Junction exhibition, combining the natural and artificial. A grid system is wrapped around an existing screen of trees and bushes. The grid system holds a pixelated array of panels, which are orientated to reflect or provide glimpses of the foliage beyond, merging the two entities. The arrangement of the pixels directs visitors to the entrances and act as way finding signage. Reflective elements multiply the structural presence of the facade and the natural elements, allowing visitors to pass through ‘the shrouded foliage’ as they enter the exhibition.

Project Info:

Architects: Satellite Architects
Location: Kings Cross, London
Client name: Design Junction
Status: Construction September 2016

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