The Plot by José Damasceno is the latest commission by Artangel. It is a site-specific art installation in a public library (Holborn). Artangel are said to be a commissioner, who give the most freedom to artists, which has resulted into some extraordinary work in last twelve years. Continue reading
One of the most talked about site-specific art installations in London at the moment is called simply Dig by sculptor Daniel Silver. It is placed in abandoned, empty site between very busy streets of London. Visiting the site is an experience itself. It is a mystery, an adventure into an unknown. Continue reading
Dorset Square Hotel is the latest edition of the Firmdale Hotels, all designed by Kit Kemp. What makes it different this time, is the smaller size. This intimate townhouse has 38 individually designed rooms. Her distinctive signature style suits extremely well to represent an updated look for the traditional British interior design style.
Haltia is the new Nature Centre in Finland, close to Helsinki. It is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. It is a sustainable building that uses the latest ecological solutions. For example it is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth. Continue reading
It was initially a shock to find out the most beautiful and elegant Barcelona Pavilion filled with junk. However, it made sense after all as the installation called PHAMTOM by Spanish architect Andrés Jaque is extremely timely one. It follows the trend to re-discover the roots of the place and the building with an archeological approach.
“Sustaning Identity symposium brings together acclaimed international architects whose work resists homogenisation by prioritising place, the senses and memory. Speakers include 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Wang Shu; 2012 Global Holcim Award winner, Francis Kéré and renowned architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa, who has curated the event with Paul Brislin of Arup Associates. The event is supported by Architectural Review”.