Located in Aldgate, an ancient part of London where Geoffrey Chaucer lived when he wrote, The House of Fame and Parliament of Fowls, is “Payleys upon Pilers”. It is an installation designed by Studio Weave to mark the Olympics and a route from the City of London, east to the Olympic Park. It is also marks the historical gateway into the city, hence the area’s name “Aldgate”.
In these poems Chaucer discribes images of temple-like structures elevated over strange landscapes, and it is those references that Studio Weave have used as their inspiration. Read more