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ALLIES AND MORRISON IS RED: THE 2018 CHRISTMAS WINDOW

For the fifth year in a row, the practice has unveiled a Christmas window design along the elevation of our 85 Southwark Street studio. This year’s design by our Maria Spada and Constantino Baranda illuminates the facade of the building in seasonal red by covering the normally yellow fins in red fabric and the installation of twenty-one red fluorescent tubes which are spread evenly across the first, second and third floors.

The design was chosen for its conceptual simplicity and visual impact on both Southwark Street and the interiors of the practice. With the shutters being opened and closed manually by individuals in the practice throughout the day, the form changes throughout the day. By night, reminiscent of urban neon streetscapes and with echoes of the work of contemporary artists like Dan Flavin, the illuminated bands of light convey a warm winter glow.