Four winning design teams have been selected to have their benches installed as part of the fourth edition of our Pews and Perches competition, each offering a unique perspective and interpretation of the LFA theme ‘In Common’.
Round The Neighbourhood reuses materials from one of last year’s Pews & Perches benches to create an interactive seating arrangement with circularity at its core. One revolving central seat is surrounded by others of varying heights, sizes and colours that each represent the different lives that coexist in The Royal Docks. The bench invites its users to ‘go round the neighbourhood,’ bringing people together to share stories, exchange cultures and learn from each other.
Round The Neighbourhood is by Nicolos Makatsaria and Jericho Cabalan, and can be found at the London Design and Engineering UTC Nicolos Makatsaria and Jericho Cabalan are student team from UTC College. Jericho has passion for architecture was ignited when on the way to school, he first decided to draw the buildings on his journey. This hobby evolved into his love for architecture and seeing how people have defined spaces with buildings. He looks forward to developing skills and learning from other architects during his Pews and Perches experience. Nicolos is a Year 12 student learning about the Built Environment and Mechatronics. He has taken part in several projects in the past that will help to inform his work for Pews and Perches. As will his great interest in how structures are designed & made. Nicolos looks forward to creating and printing 3d models for the bench designs that his team have designed and hand drawn.
Click the video or the link to hear Nicolos and Jericho share the story behind their design.