Flooring panels were used to create a temple-like installation at the London festival in May
At Clerkenwell Design Week last month, London-based architecture practice FleaFollyArchitects collaborated with Dutch flooring company Hakwood to create a 4.5m-high installation of stacked timber that aimed to ‘create a fleeting moment of peace and tranquility’ in the city.
Titled ‘HakFolly’, the structure was built using a mix of finished planks and cut-off elements. Inspired by the way that wooden planks are stored in Hakwood’s factory in the Netherlands – creating interesting shapes rather than just flat surfaces – they fit together in a tapered formation to create a peak at the top, with a tunnel through the middle.
The installation was built within St John’s Gate, a historic arch in the heart of Clerkenwell – and a spot that has hosted notable installations during the festival each year, including 2015’s Invisible Store of Happiness by designer Sebastian Cox and sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon, which comprised ribbon-like strands of wood woven together to form a large frame.