Paul Cocksedge created this unique auditorium area for the 100% Design Show at Earls Court during the London Design Festival, September 2012
'Auditorium’ moves away from conventional methods of creating a confined space: blocks, solid planes, edges. Instead, a precisely calculated woven pattern of nylon wire, developed both in pre-planning and on site, forms a partition that transforms our notions of exterior and interior.
Structural integrity is achieved, not through internal support, but through the deployment of tension throughout the piece: from the solid weight needed in the base, through the complex weave itself, and up to the perimeter wire that pins it to the hall's ceiling.
Paul explains: 'The Auditorium has given me a chance to work with things that on the surface seem mutually exclusive: open/shut, inside/outside, solid/transparent… The partition marks the Auditorium’s border, but what defines that border is that you can see and hear and even reach through it…'
- Begun: Sep 2012
- Completed: Sep 2012
- Floor area: 180m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £40,000
- Funding: 100% Design
- Tender date: Jun 2012
- Address: Earls Court, London, SW6 1RX, United Kingdom