Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall. Yesterday BSA went to visit Louis Kahn: the Power of Architecture on at the Design Museum. Kahn was an exponent of monumental architecture, skilfully playing with ancient principles of geometry,… Read More Louis Kahn @ the Design Museum
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).
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.
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
Today we all went to see what’s new on the design scene, at the annual UK design industry trade show at Earl’s Court in London.
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.
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
Yesterday we went to see some inspiring Dutch architecture by Rem and his OMA team at the Barbican Art Gallery, City of London.
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