This month the Aram Gallery in London’s Covent Garden is staging the latest edition of its exhibition series Prototypes and Experiments, looking at the architectural process.
Public art is ubiquitous. So much so that it can be all too easy to walk right past beautiful and sometimes iconic structures that mark a point in history. However, forward-thinking organisations increasingly understand how to harness the creativity of artists, designers, and architects to create public art for the greater good that helps them drive home messages of charity, politics or sustainability, to name but a few.
This blog takes a closer look at a selection of cutting–edge restaurants where chefs, designers, and architects have collaborated to bring together extremely creative approaches in a bid to offer customer multi–layered dining experiences.
Attitudes towards brutalist architecture are mellowing. At the same time, technological advances in materials are opening new development potential, which means contemporary architects and designers are again looking to concrete as a material of choice.
Urbanites wondering into the countryside for escapism and fresh air can be inspired by ideas of destination — a pub or tea rooms at the end of a walk. But what if artists were to add to the experience by providing some sculptural shelters along the way?
Having seen the stunning visuals for the Giant Orb disco ball sculpture proposed for the 2018 Burning Man festival set in the Nevada Black Rock Desert, by Danish architects Bjarke Ingles and Jacob Large, we felt inspired to investigate some more recent spherical architecture.
The Bjarke Ingles architect group launched its part crowd–funded Orb project (above) along with many other architects and artists hoping to fund and install a myriad of amazing sculptures at the hugely cultural, annual Burning Man event. Mainly self–funded by Bjarke Ingles group, the giant Orb — a 100ft diameter, inflated mirrored sphere, will hover 32m in the air. It will be supported by a 30–tonne steel mast and base, reflecting the entire festival and landscape. You can see it for yourself at Burning Man from August 26 to September 3. Continue Reading
Art and design don’t always have to be serious, so we’ve sought out some artists and architects who inject a high level of playfulness into their work and installations, many of which redefine the way people feel and interact with their urban environment.
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