The structure’s white aluminium exterior is made up of jagged forms to accentuate its unnatural position as a parasite on existing landmarks.
The first installation of the restaurant was in April last year in Brussels, over the 19th century Cinquantenaire Arch. The Cube then travelled to Milan where it overlooked the cathedral from a rooftop in Piazza del Duomo.
The Cube will remain on the Royal Festival Hall until September 30. A twin structure will also be sitting on Stockholm’s Royal Opera House until October 21.
Photographs are by Andrea Martiradonna.
See a boat-shaped apartment perched on the neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Hall in our earlier story.
A Room for London
Artangel is producing a programme of writings, readings and live music webcasts created in A Room for London. The programme includes A London Address, a series of urban reflections by writers; Sounds from a Room, a sequence of live webcast performances by musicians from across the globe; and Ideas for London, a competition, in association with the Evening Standard, to discover Londoners’ most remarkable ideas for their city. This extraordinary variety of words, sounds and ideas will be featured on A Room for London’s website. The programme is part of the London 2012 Festival.
The apartment was modelled on a riverboat that travelled to the Congo in the nineteenth century and features a pyramidal steel mast.
Magenta and turquoise-stained wood lines the interior, where bespoke furniture includes a bed that slides on rails and a combined sofa and bookshelf.
A pull-down ladder leads up to a first-floor library, which contains a logbook where guests can note any observations from their stay.