Lori Zimmer

Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

by , 08/15/14
filed under: Architecture, Art, gallery

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan, Southbank Centre, Southbank Centre Festival of love, temporary pavilion, plywood pavilion, London public art

For the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre commissioned artists and designers to create pieces on seven themes of love from Ancient Greece. Agape, Storge, Pragma, Philia, Philautia, Eros & Ludos are all represented in varying love-like forms. Myerscough and Morgan’s piece is based on the love of humanity, and it’s meant to bring people together. The Temple of Agape greets visitors at the center’s south entrance, encompassing two floors and stretching up the entrance stairs. Painted with garish colors, the temple is meant to entice passersby, inviting them in to experience love!

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan, Southbank Centre, Southbank Centre Festival of love, temporary pavilion, plywood pavilion, London public art

Neon signs made from plywood radiate from the pavilion’s entrance, spelling out words of love, happiness and kindness. Geometric shapes and stripes adorn the façade, drawing visitors inside to the heart of the piece, a ribbon-laden oculus that leads to the Southbank Centre along a bannered pathway.

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Outside, ribbons line benches that provide a place to relax and congregate. During the festival, the Southbank Centre will use the pavilion as a venue for events, performances and other celebratory happenings. The fun continues until the end of August, when the pavilion will be dismantled.

+ Morag Mysercough

Via Frameweb

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