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* Architecture: Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 27 April 2013

Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect

Architecture: Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect: “..‘Crescent House’ is the first in an annual series of temporary pavilions to be installed at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. The aim of this ‘Fugitive Structures’ program is to engage a wide audience with architectural thought..Two arcs are set within an apparently simple rectilinear form. The arcs bisect, creating a pair of infinitely sharp points and a threshold to the space beyond. This combination of fragility and robustness seeks to charge the conversations within the space with a particular quality..The structure has an ambiguous presence; between architecture and art object. Through framing, it transforms an ordinary rose apple hedge into a landscape of beauty. The pavilion responds to elemental themes; darkness and light, the wonder offered by the night sky and the burnt quality of yaki-sugi (charred cedar) recalling the presence of bushfires on this continent..The pavilion and has been initiated and supported by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, BVN Donovan Hill, Andrew Cameron Family Foundation and the Nelson Meers Foundation..”

See our post on other work by Andrew Burns Architect: Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns.

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image: © Brett Boardman; article: “Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect” 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily

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* Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron: “..Architects Herzog & de Meuron have uncovered three underground concrete tanks at the Tate Modern gallery in London to create new spaces for art and performance, which open this week..The huge industrial cylinders previously held oil that fuelled the turbines of the former power station, but have lain empty since the building was decommissioned in 1981 and later converted into a gallery..The eastern tank reopens with an exhibition of light and movie projection by Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim, while the southern tank is hosting an ongoing programme of performance art and the western tank has been subdivided into dressing rooms and other ancillary spaces..Glass doors lead visitors through from the turbine hall into the cylinders, where the raw concrete structure is left exposed..The Tanks are the first phase in the construction of a new wing at the gallery, scheduled to complete in 2016..Herzog & de Meuron also collaborated with Ai Weiwei on the design of the Serpentine Gallery, which is currently open in London’s Kensington Gardens..”

See our other posts on work by Herzog & de Meuron:

image: Tate Photography; article: Dezeen

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* Design: Design Observer: Accidental Mysteries by John Foster: Street Posters

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Design: Design Observer: Accidental Mysteries by John Foster: Street Posters: “..Street posters, the kind of flotsam that exists near busy street corners, on light poles, walls — anywhere and everywhere in cities large and small, are easily overlooked unless you slow down and take an interest. Lost pets, a desire to meet others, save souls, anger and mental illness are found in these handmade signs..These street signs were found on UbuWeb, a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives..  John Foster and his wife, Teenuh, have been longtime collectors of self-taught art and vernacular photography..”  Marvelous.  Inspiring.  Didn’t you create all of these?..

image: Design Observer, Accidental Mysteries by John Foster, UbuWeb; article: Design Observer: Accidental Mysteries by John Foster

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* Architecture: MECA by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) + FREAKS freearchitects

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 21 June 2012

Architecture: MECA by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) + FREAKS freearchitects: “..’MECA’, the maison de l’economie creative et de la culture en Aquitane in bordeaux, france. positioned along the historic garonne riverfront, the looping structure willcontain three regional visual and performing arts agencies within one location, framing a centralized and outdoor public space for events overlooking the water. the 12,000 square meter building integrates contemporary art, a performing arts institution, and center for literature and movies. a promenade rises to form a roof above the lobbies, generating the urban room’s stage with skylit galleries below and then returns to ground level to continue the pedestrian route..”  Cultural hub in Bordeaux, France; dynamic form, social sensibility..

See our posts on four other projects by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group):

image: courtesy of BIG + FREAK freearchitects; article: Designboom

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