Mirare Maze Folly: reinterpretation of the classical garden maze

The installation by London based practice Mobile Studio

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK _ Mirare Maze Folly installation was commissioned by Clerkenwell Design Week 2013. The folly is a continuation of Mobile studio ’s fascination with interaction, perception and architecture to create playful and immersive environments.


‘Mirare’, from Latin, means to admire, to gaze, to wonder, to contemplate or to stare. Mobile Studio revisits the classical garden maze and reinterprets it through plays on light and refraction. The walls are made entirely of clear acrylic, retaining the idea of permeability and sitting almost like a ghost folly within the design festival.
In turn, this multiples the perceived complexity of space whilst allowing the setting of St John’s Square to permeate through the walls of the maze. The transparent architectural quality provokes interesting questions of (im)materiality and matter!

The maze is a new addition to Mobile Studio’s family of modular systems offering infinite size and configuration.

Mobile studio is a London based architectural practice specializing in gallery and exhibition design for museums and public institutions led by Chee-Kit Lai and Max Dewdney. In 2008 was nominated for Young Architect of the Year Award.

credit: Photography © Tim Brotherton

 

 

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    London / United Kingdom / 2013