Paul Ratigan @ the Gherkin

On the 16th of June, BSA soaked in views from the top of London’s most iconic building at the launch and unveiling of the work of Paul Ratigan, the artist in residence for the Searcy’s Club at the Gherkin. As part of the building’s 10th anniversary, the photographer was commissioned by Searcy’s to create a cityscape photo-montage (pictured below).

The Brits who built the Modern World

Yesterday BSA went to see ‘The Brits who built the Modern World’ exhibition at RIBA, showcasing the work of Foster, Hopkins, Rogers, Grimshaw and Farrell. The exhibition narrates the evolution of the ‘high-tech’  language of architecture, as pioneered by these architects, and focuses on the impact of this style on an international field.

Sensing Spaces

Two weeks ago, BSA went to see the new Sensing Spaces exhibition on at the Royal Academy of Art. The exhibition draws attention to the effect architecture can have on our senses and showcases the work of seven international architects. Alvaro Siza (Portugal) Li Xiaodong (China) Kengo Kuma (Japan) Eduardo Souta de Moura (Portugal) Grafton… Read More Sensing Spaces

Portuguese Cork

Each year the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park builds a new Summer pavilion, each designed by a famous international Architect. This week we visited the latest, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. It features a roof with a reflecting pool on top, and an undercroft made from Portuguese cork.

Clerkenwell Design Week

This week we took a walk down the road to Clerkenwell to visit a festival celebrating the creativity, social relevance and technological advancements of design, through an exciting three-day programme of workshops, presentations, product launches and debates. Clerkenwell Design Week features all the elements you would expect from a festival, including exhibitions, installations, street entertainment,… Read More Clerkenwell Design Week

Heron Tower

Yesterday we were given a tour of the recently completed Heron Tower, down the road in the City. It is designed by American architects KPF. Many of London’s new skyscrapers have followed a trend for form-driven shapes, attracting names like the ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Walkie Talkie’ ‘Gherkin’ and ‘Cheese Grater’. We liked the Heron Tower as… Read More Heron Tower