Aberrant Architecture Win D&AD Pencil Award 2016
Aberrant Architecture, the multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank run by Cass lecturers from Studio 5 of BA Interior Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce that their design for the Creation from Catastrophe Exhibition at the RIBA won a D&AD pencil at the 2016 awards. Their latest award means a hat-trick of D&AD Pencil wins, joining the Tiny Traveling Theatre in 2013 and the Social Playground in 2012.
Aberrant has established a reputation for playful, provocative and interactive projects which use architecture and design to introduce new and unexpected ways of experiencing the world. Their civic stage design, ‘Swansea Fitted’, has made its debut on Museum Green in Swansea city centre and is already attracting visits from local primary school pupils eager to see their designs for a local currency minted and the resulting coins mounted on the artwork.
The structure highlights the city’s historical trade links and industrial heritage, while also allowing for local residents to create new stories and invent their own uses for the communal stage.
Recently, Aberrant Architecture unveiled a set of mobile and multi-functional furniture elements for primary schools, following on from their refurbishment of the school hall at Rosemary Works School in East London. The individual elements range from inventive bookshelves and curious drawers to a mini-amphitheatre providing pupils with a space for informal discussions and a platform for more formal recitals and prize-givings.
School kids with a keen eye for spatial design can configure their own interiors and create their own engaging and interactive environment for education within a single room. The entire collection of objects is designed to be stowed neatly and conveniently beneath an existing staircase.