LUMIERE LONDON 2018
An illuminated playground for all to enjoy in the heart of the city.
Lateral Office and CS Design (Produced by L4 Studio and Wireframe Studio) brought Impulse, a series of illuminated seesaws to South Molton Street. The mesmerising public installation provided a chance to engage with the idea of playing in a public street.
Originally commissioned for the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal, Canada, Impulse was inspired by the iconic cover of the Joy Division album, Unknown Pleasures, as well as Steve Reich’s serial, minimal music. It explores how architecture can actually provide a visualisation of sound through ideas of serialism, repetition and variation.
Work with others to create patterns and harmony through collective action, creating an ever-changing musical event where light and sound intensify within this intimate public space.
Founded in 2003 by Mason White and Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office, is an experimental Canadian design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio is committed to design as a research tool responding to the complex, urgent questions and complicated relationship between the public realm, built infrastructure and the environment. This piece is co-created with fellow Canadian design practice, CS Design.