An Unexpected Hill
This summer, turkishceramics appointed SO? architecture and ideas to create a bold, urban installation in front of the Royal Academy of Arts' Burlington Gardens. Made entirely out of ceramics, "Unexpected Hill" encourages the use of traditional ceramics by interpreting the concept of "transformation" in both building and material.
SO?'s design was selected by a judging panel from a design competition between four up-and-coming design practices. What made SO?'s design stand out was their unique use of ceramic.
Ceramic is often viewed as a decorative element but this design explores how a 2D material can create a 3-dimensional structure for public use. What was once an unused space is now converted into an area for relaxation, collaboration and exploration for the community.
The installation engages the public with an interactive tile wall. The wall invites people into a creative exploration of the 600 ceramic tiles and geometry with the 12 sqm magnetic wall. The installation will host a program of activities for all ages on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM throughout July and September.
And... That's it!