31 Jul 2019

The city of London is hit with colour thanks to designer Yinka Ilori

The city of London is hit with colour thanks to designer Yinka Ilori

This year, London-based designer'Yinka Ilori'created two projects that filled the city streets with life through'colour. First is the multicolored pavilion, "The Colour Palace,"'built in collaboration with London-based architecture firm'Pricegore. Located outside the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the design was inspired by the markets of Balogun in Lagos, Nigeria. Illori used the colourful African textiles found hanging throughout the markets as inspiration for the'pavilion.'

The relationship between the pavilion and the Dulwich Picture Gallery may seem distant. However, according to the design team, the pavilion drew reference from the gallery through its'geometry. Alex Gore, co-founder of Pricegore, explained in an interview with Dezeen, "The idea of strong geometry runs throughout the project ' it's our way of siting it in its place." With an array of colour that immediately draws attention, visitors can witness the detail of each hand-painted timber piece.

Illori's second project is a colourful installation that can be seen on the'Thessaly Road railway in South London. Bringing together the community, and initiatives for durable, low-cost materials, the installation, called "Happy Street," creates an inviting environment underneath the bridge.'

Both of Illori's projects focus on transforming the community and its surroundings by using colour as a gateway for change, inclusion, and an inviting sense of community.

Source: Archinect


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