Photo: Gigi Cifali

Liquid Memories

Art Installation for the London Festival of Architecture, composed of illuminating tessellating wires.

The act of creating architecture seeks to rationalise space(s) through the delineation of boundaries. Utility, resonance and expression are individually addressed and aligned into design. At its most evocative, architecture has the potential to embody symbolism, evoking memory and inspiration.

Each individual inhabits spaces daily; routinely, familiarising themselves within their uniquely constructed environment. Personal experiences construct emotional attachments and significance upon the built form and space. The built form within the city continually evolves; construction and demolition reshape the built environment. Realignments are necessary, with the historical significance of spaces become subsumed into new forms. Residual spaces offer reminders to the past, which become un-utilised and eventually forgotten.

Its ‘panopticon’ design was devised by Jeremy Bentham, the philosopher and philanthropist, and was later used for other English penal institutions. At its centre was the Governor’s House, which allowed prison guards to keep watch over 1,500 transportation prisoners housed in separate cells in the surrounding pentagonal blocks.

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Project Details
Status:
Built
Location:
Current Street, Milbank, London UK
Client:
London Festival of Architecture 2008
Size:
480 m²
Budget:
£5thousand
Programme:
3mm poly tubing filled with phosphorus gooey liquid
Team:
Sandro Antadze, Tornike Dadiani, Shota Dzagnidze, Ketevan Ghudushauri, Salome Iremashvili, Nikoloz Japaridze, George Kobulia, Lasha Mamaladze, Tinatin Mosidze, Temur Ninua, Chris Smith, Lado Shonia