Oculus is a temporary public space created for London Festival of Architecture at South Crescent, Store Street (WC1) from 4th to 12th July 2012.
I was part of the Ramboll team that planned, designed, created, and installed the suspended lens part of the installation. Roz Barr Architects designed the surface and seating formed by some 7000 sandbags. We enjoyed kind support from a number of collaborators including NLA and The Building Centre. Full credits can be found here.
The suspended lens is a structure that holds a pool of water in the air to create distorted views of the surroundings. It acts as a direct mirror of the sandbag amphitheatre below at ground.
Photos are courtesy of me and Ramboll.