Designer/artist/architect - Thomas Heatherwick - his work is never the same twice.
Bleigiessen - The Wellcome Trust/London
The B of the bang/Manchester - sadly no longer there
Rolling bridge - Paddington Basin/London
Extruded metal seat/sculptures - Haunch of Venison 2009
East Beach Cafe - Littlehampton/West Sussex
Photo - Pleatfarm.com
British Pavilion/Shanghai Expo 2010
I think it will be fun to live in Thomas Heatherwick’s world!
I wait to see what he has up his sleeves next - it will be great whatever…
Check his website for more -
Now Marfa can be known for another thing besides being the backdrop for the film Giant - You can now put it down as an art destination…
American conceptual modernist Donald Judd has archives in New York and Marfa [The Chinati Foundation] - just imagine stumbling across his work in the middle of dusty Texas…
“It isn’t necessary for a work to have a lot of things to look at, to compare, to analyze one by one, to contemplate. The thing as a whole, its quality whole, is what is interesting. The main things are alone and are more intense, clear and powerful.” -Donald Judd in his essay Specific Objects
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All of a sudden a giant Jean Nouvel bubble has burst over London!
First - the Serpentine annual pavilion
In all its red glory
The Serpentine Pavilion is a brilliant once a year project for amazing architects unknown in the UK - the competition is open for architects who have not built in the UK at the point of selection. It’s a great platform to show their work to a wider audience. Last year’s pavilion by SANAA and Frank Gehry’s pavilion before it were a great success.
Second - One New Change
The first ever shopping “mall” for The City
Due to open in October 2010 on the East side of St Pauls - complete with a rooftop restaurant terrace. It’s one in the eye for Prince Charles’ rather pedestrian Paternoster Square!
The French architect has never built in the UK - to have these in the capital is very lucky and very exciting!
To those who have been to Barcelona - you may have seen Nouvel’s Torre Agbar and in Paris - the Arab World Institute
Here’s an interview with the great architect -
His favourite colour is red!
Going to LA to see some of its progressive architecture would be first on the list.
LA based Architect Eric Owen Moss -
Beehive - Culver City
An office building and conference centre
Glass Tower - Los Angeles/California
Samitaur Tower - Culver City
Conjunctive Points Theatre Complex - Culver City
A mixed-use development for art and technology
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I was introduced to the work of artist and sculptor - Isamu Noguchi - by a friend. I went to the Isamu Noguchi museum in its temporary home in Queens/NYC. Great show and the best way to get to know this great artists’ work. I remember the Akari light sculptures - and later I found out he had designed a teacup and saucer…AMAZING!!!
Produced by Vitra - Tea clashes with sculpture!