Sclera

Sclera, originally commissioned for the London Design Festival, is one of the seven projects presented in the exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory at Design Museum London.

A fragment of the installation presented for the first time in 2008 by American Hardwood Export Council and Sir David Adjaye, is part of the exhibition with which the architect explores the dynamic role of monuments and commemorative works in the 21st century.

The original Sclera was an elliptical outdoor pavilion measuring 12×8 meters in American tulipwood near the Thames. Inspired by the human eye, it was an engaging urban monument “to see and better understand the world.”

The piece on view at the Design Museum, replicated on the basis of the original drawings, measures 4.5×3.4 m and invites visitors to explore the look and feel of American tulipwood.