Commisioners — London Southbank Centre, London, U.K.
Year — 2015
Architecture, Architecture & Light
PolyLester presents their peace pavilion, commissioned by the Southbank Centre for this year’s Festival of Love, titled Arcadia Grandview.
“A heart should be colorful, open and light to let in love, as does the Arcadia Grandview pavilion by PolyLester.”
Connecting three levels of the pedestrian walkway in front of the Royal Festival Hall, an elegant, rudimentary steel structure clad with colorful transparent curtains, creates a majestic bright pavilion.
The many strips of synthetic, industrial curtain compose a volume, much like a lantern or beacon at night and a graceful clear volume in daytime.
The relaxed nature of the strip-curtains invites people to enter the pavilion from every direction, rendering it a true egalitarian structure.
Evoking the agile sensation of stained glass windows in a cathedral, the pavilion pronounces a sacred and devout site, a temple or sanctuary of peace, love and contemplation.
— September 9, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom!
— July 6, 2016 —
Read about Aura Utrecht @ Public Works (only in Dutch).
— April 29, 2016 —
Vayu Vatu wind harps are exhibited at the Nuit Blance in Monaco.
— April 22, 2016 —
The Moveables on DEZEEN same images, more text!
— April 18, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom
— March 16, 2016 —
Tomorrow 17th of March from 17:00 finally the opening of the renovated Genieloods.
— October 23, 2015 —
PolyLester wins competition for artistic renovation sound wall in Bergen op Zoom, NL.
— September 30, 2015 —
Lustwarande Live: interview with Gabriel Lester. Follow us, this Sunday, 4th of October 13.30 – 14.30, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art.
— September 22, 2015 —
“Peel #2 Twisted” just landed at recently opened Mamm Medellín (Museo de Art Moderno Medellin) in Colombia.
— September 9, 2015 —
After “Sexappeal” newest PolyLester peel landed in the Netherlands with “Keeping it Peel” at Lustwaranda ’15 Fundament Foundation.
— September 7, 2015 —
Tank you DAFNE for your nice review on Gabriel Lester’s book, Froced Prospective.
— August 21, 2015 —
PolyLester for de Bijenkorf Amsterdam has made an installation of shadow-play and mechanisms seen inside the shop window.
PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester and Martine Vledder in 2013 – is a studio focusing on art, public sculptures, architectural interventions, landscape, interior design, stage design etc etc.
Featuring an array of collaborations with architectural offices, graphic designers, art and applied arts professionals, PolyLester aims to propose a diverse and articulated portfolio.
Based in Amsterdam, available in the rest of the world.
P o l y L e s t e r
Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030
1066 AZ Amsterdam
+31 611 27 49 17 (Lester)
+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)