Just over a month to go people and the CDW Presents are getting announced. Always fun and usually educational in some way, the Presents part of the show always brings to life the EC1 streets. For the second year in a row, Hakwood is participating in Clerkenwell Design Week, this time, sponsoring Double Vision, a 4m high structural installation of recursive patterns, nestled within the historic Clerkenwell Close.
London Festival of Architecture has announced that the theme of the 2017 festival will be ‘memory’. The theme of will be explored through a wide range of events and activities when the London Festival of Architecture – Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival – returns on 1-30 June 2017.
In celebration of the Salone, fashion brand COS have partnered up with architect Sou Fujimoto to create ‘Forest of Light.’ We aren’t in Milan this yea- MASSIVE BOO- but we keep checking Twitter and Icon magazine’s website to see what their top picks are!
Taking inspiration from the COS Spring Summer 2016 collection, ‘Forest of Light’ explores ideas of interaction and perspective; the darkened space is illuminated by cones of light that are designed to respond to visitors’ movements. Specially-composed sounds, subtle fog and mirrored walls create an immersive, infinite landscape where the conical spotlights become abstracted trees in a shifting forest of light.
Built in the 1930s by Italian architect Mario Cereghini, the installation is located in Cinema Arti in Milan’s San Babila district. A former theatre, the now derelict venue has inspired the key aspects of Sou Fujimoto’s design and provides an expansive backdrop to the installation.
COS has been inspired by the work of Sou Fujimoto for many years. Often focusing on negative space and the concept of bringing the outside in, some of Fujimoto’s most well known architectural projects such as the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion blur the parameters of space, with edges dissolving into their surrounding environment.
For more information on the project, click here.
Above: No 10 Downing Street, Westminster
During the London Design Festival Open House London will be giving the public much more than a through-the-keyhole view of some of the capital’s greatest buildings.
For the first time 10 Downing Street will be opening it’s doors to the public as part of a balloted entry process. Continue Reading…
Above: Coffey Architects
Some of the worlds best-known architects have been let loose to design Dolls’ Houses, fulfilling most architects’ fantasies to build a house free from planning restrictions, structural considerations and budgets.
Above: Les Turbulences, FRAC Centre. © Jakob + MacFarlane. Photography N. Borel
On 14th September 2013 the Regional Fund of the Contemporary Art in the Centre Region (FRAC Centre) will open to the public in Orléans, France. Continue Reading…
Above: Aldwych Baths (Aldwych Station, London Borough of Westminster, WC2R 2LS) by Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall, Kate Stevens. A public baths facility situated in the disused Aldwych tube station with a connection to the Thames at Victoria Embankment