Posts tagged as 'London'
Close-up of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei; photo © Iwan Baan
Following their iconic National Stadium conceived for Beijing’s Summer Olympics 2008, the acclaimed Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron and the ubiquitous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have joined their creative forces once again, this time designing the recently-opened Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. Featuring a sky-reflecting floating roof suspended 1.4 metres above ground, the cork-clad Pavilion features eleven columns representative of all previous Pavilions commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery to date. Watch the Pavilion captured on film in the video below. (more…)
The Belvedere is the highest point in the Village and features a stibadium where people can gather to take in the views
Among and around the buildings that will house hockey players and hurdlers, cyclists and swimmers throughout the duration of this summer’s Olympic Games in London are public spaces that strive to meet the exacting Olympic standards of excellence and performance, but which have a much more longterm goal. Architonic speaks to Vogt Landscape Limited, the architects behind a public realm project that has been a challenge of speed and endurance, but that they hope is fit for both Olympians and for generations of future inhabitants.
read Alyn Griffiths’ ‘Olympic Landscapes’ article in full on Architonic
Josef Albers and students in a group critique at the Bauhaus Dessau, 1928-29. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. © Phyllis Umbehr/Galerie Kicken Berlin/ DACS 2012 © Otto Umbehr (Umbo
‘Junge Menschen – kommt ans Bauhaus!’ read a 1929 promotional brochure written by the Swiss architect and second director of the Bauhaus school Hannes Meyer. Now, more than eighty years later, the same slogan has been inscribed above the entrance to London’s Barbican Art Gallery where a new, extensive exhibition surveying the world’s most famous modern art and design school has opened earlier this month. Set among customarily black, red and white walls, the Bauhaus: Art as Life is an impressive showcase (the biggest show dedicated to the 1919-founded school and its masters to be held in the UK for more than four decades) of more than 400 works spanning across the mediums of architecture, product design, furniture, painting, textiles, photography, film and theatre. (more…)
Trollstigen lookout point by Reiulf Ramstad Architects
An exhibition exploring works of Norway’s two most prominent and pioneering architectural practices, Reiulf Ramstad Architects and Jensen & Skodvin Architects, is currently on show at London’s Royal Institute of British Architects. On view until 15 June 2012, ‘Contemporary Norwegian Architecture – Landscape and Intervention’ surveys projects realised by both offices through a series of exhibits such as richly detailed models and images. A number of accompanying events such as film screenings are also scheduled with the fist one titled Knut Åsdam: Urban Transformations taking place this coming Sunday (29 April). (more…)
RCA Christmas Card 2011 by Kellenberger–White, photo courtesy of RCA
As the world’s leading postgraduate art and design school, it comes as no surprise that each year, London’s Royal College of Art takes the opportunity to showcase the talent of its ever-expanding
alumni through the medium of a custom-designed Christmas card. This year, RCA has commissioned
its MA Communication Art & Design (2009) alumni; Zurich-born Eva Kellenberger and Bristol-born
Sebastian White who upon completion of their studies have established the London-based graphic design consultancy Kellenberger-White. (more…)
The disassembled 'Mantis' by Samuel Wilkinson for Case
This year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this modular desk for London furniture manufacturer Case. Intended for both office and domestic use, the customisable design features a number of optional, removable accessories such as a drawer for a laptop or papers, a file holder and a back panel which can be used as a note board or privacy screen.
Scroll down to watch the ‘animation of use’ of the desk, demonstrated by the designer himself. (more…)
'Archizines' exhibition showcases 60 magazines and 20 journals from across the globe
The advent of online media has undoubtedly shaken the until-then steady position of specialist magazines, which, for decades, served as primary source of information and inspiration for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. But, as this exhibition, which opens tomorrow (5 November) at London’s renowned AA School, illustrates, architectural magazines are experiencing what one could call a renaissance. Titled ‘Archizines’, the show has been curated by a curator and writer Elias Redstone and ‘celebrates and promotes the recentresurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.’ (more…)
© CCTV, Beijing, China, 2010. OMA. Photograph by Jim Gourley. © Jim Gourley
In the second installment of Friday Food For Though – a series which we have started, rather impromptu, last Friday, we’d like to draw your attention to the OMA/ progress exhibition, along with the plethora of accompanying events, which has opened yesterday (6 October) at one of our favourite London venues – the Barbican.
Dedicated to the work of the acclaimed Dutch architectural practice OMA, the show is guest curated by the Belgium-based collective, Rotor (authors of the last year’s Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale). Moreover, an impressive number of talks, debates, tours and walks led by associates and collaborators of OMA as well as invited experts will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.
view the detailed programme of events accompanying the OMA/ progress
OMA / Progress
6 Oct 2011 – 19 Feb 2012
Barbican Art Gallery, London