The snakes and ladders of future living tea towels– looking at trends across Kitchens & Bathrooms… developed by Aberrant Architecture for the Kitchen & Bathroom Hub which will be part of the Kitchen & Bathrooms hub installation.
100% Design opening next Wednesday 19th September.
Delfina Foundation have announced London-based Studio Octopi and Cairo-based Shahira Fahmy Architects are the winning duo of an architecture competition for the expansion of the Foundation, which will make it the largest international artist residency provider in London when it re-opens in autumn 2013.
The Shard, which, at 310m-high is the tallest building in Europe, was officially inaugurated last week with a laser show marking the launch. However, work is continuing on the View from the Shard, and other parts of the tower, which will open in February 2013. Event Communications is working on designs for View from the Shard, a 240m-high public viewing point at London tower the Shard.
Event in collaboration with Shard architect Renzo Piano to develop the three-floor View from the Shard, which will offer 360º views of the capital, allowing people to see for 64km. The View, which occupies levels 68, 69 and 72 of the Shard, will be accessibly from two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, which will take just 30 seconds to reach the 68th floor.
PayneShurvell presents an exciting collaboration between Berlin-based artist Kai Schiemenz who produces walk-in sculptures or ‘containers’ which invite the viewer in, and the architects of the White Cube Bermondsey, Casper Mueller Kneer, based in London and Berlin.
“Architectures aren’t containers for human needs – but needs and humanities are being generated by architecture. Buildings aren’t neutral boxes for communities, but communities are being formed and governed by them.”
In a timely exhibition, Kai Schiemenz and Casper Mueller Kneer examine the role of stadiums, auditoriums and associated architectures – historic, contemporary and imagined buildings, all of which organise crowds in circular ways.
Yesterday’s ‘Question Time’ hosted by IDA at the 100% Design Exhibition put the designers on the spot and gave them a good old grilling. The debate was chaired by BLUEPRINT Magazine founder & all round architectural impresario Peter Murray. Panel members included Iqbal Latif (IL), Developer of the renowned Hotel Rafayel, Stephan Oberwegner (SO), MD, at Max Bentheim and Dexter Moren (DM) of Dexter Moren Associates. Read this Despoke event report to get the full low down…
Can a book be an architectural form? According to the Architectural Association School (AA) in Bloomsbury they can. The AA’s current exhibition does just that, displaying books produced by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and its many collaborators in order to reveal their key role as a revolutionary architectural form.