Gallery: Embroidered Timber Paleys upon Pilers Pavilion Pays Tribute to...

Located at the historic Aldgate, the pavilion also marks the official entrance to the route from the city to the games

The celebrated literary genius lived in a room above Aldgate between 1374 and 1386, where he dreamed about and illustrated extraordinary buildings of Gaudi-esque scale and form made with bizarre materials. Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects as a contribution to the upcoming Olympic Games, the young design firm perched the latticed pavilion on stilts decorated with images from Chaucer’s manuscripts.

The striking temporary pavilion, which – to us – is reminiscent of grand Thai temples, officially opened yesterday to coincide with the start of the Olympics. It will remain there throughout the summer, so be sure to take a peak if you have the chance.

+ Studio Weave

images courtesy of Studio Weave


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