Silent Arch

Sep

16-24

2017

Installation

Brixton based design studio Bharat&Jean are presenting a colourful pastiche of the local railway arches to reflect on the recent developments in the area. Scarred by the on-going evictions, the arches have become a powerful symbol of love and support by the local community.

Local design studio Bharat&Jean are presenting a colourful pastiche of the local railway arches to reflect on the recent developments in the area. 

Inspired by the traditional construction of arches the installation is made out of a single material and simply assembled with interlocking joints.

Visitors are invited to walk through a muted tunnel to pay tribute to the past and act as a reminder of the essential supporting role of the community. The brightness of the colours are drawn from the railway typology and reflect the vibrancy of the area.

As an allegory of the Railway arches, ‘Silent Arch’ becomes a symbol of love like the triumphal arches built to commemorate victory and power.

Whether it is love and support given by the local community or new developments in the public realm, the arch becomes a monument to reflect upon the future of Brixton.

The build is sponsored by Soundspace Solutions, providers of sustainable acoustic solutions for architectural and commercial applications.

Bharat&Jean

Bharat&Jean founded their design practice in Brixton two years ago. Their studio specialises in interiors, retail and exhibitions. They work with brands and businesses to create unique, engaging and inspiring experiences. The multidisciplinary design team work across all facets of a project to create seamless experiential environments. Whether it is small pop-up events or a global retail concept, they work towards finding relevant and differentiated solutions that deliver both creatively and commercially for today’s ever-changing market.

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