Architecture lecturer creates immersive pavilion at V&A museum

Brando Posocco, co-founder of Nebbia Works, has created an installation as part of the London Design Festival.

Date: 13 October 2021

Architecture BA lecturer, Brando Posocco, has created an immersive pavilion at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the 2021 London Design Festival.

The installation, titled Between Forests and Skies,  was created by Nebbia Works, an emerging London-based architecture and 3D design of which Brando is a co-founder of.

Brando said: ‘It is an honour to have been selected for this prestigious commission for London Design Festival. As a studio, we are conscious of the provenance of the materials we specify and the agency we have as designers and specifiers to advocate for low-carbon materials and manufacturing.  

‘This project has been tracked from its extraction to production, manufacture and installation; it has been rewarding to work on a commission which explores the unique qualities and life cycle of one single material.’

Between Forests and Skies uses a minimal volume of material to create a seemingly delicate yet robust self-supporting structure to demonstrate the unique qualities o aluminium. Minimal cuts and bends to the sheet material transform it from a 2D object into a complex 3D forest-like space, which mirrors and distorts the shifts and changes of the day.

It is constructed of 27 individual pieces of aluminium plates. Each leg of the pavilion has been cut by a water jet and peeled down from the canopy to open up views to the sky. The pieces are bolted together with circular connection plates attached to the top surface, meaning the pavilion can be easily dismantled, relocated and rebuilt. 

The pavilion is made from aluminium produced using En+ Group’s unique technology which generates a thousand times fewer emissions than the current average for the industry, and is powered by renewable electricity.

The pavilion, Between Forests and Skies, at the Victoria and Albert Musuem.