Archigram to explore the future of cities through an installation in Hong Kong.
Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton have decided to come up with an installation in Design Trust Gala 2019 in Hong Kong to examine the future of the built environment. Both the founding members will conceive the project with the local Design Trust grantees along with other architectural firms like Sky Yutaka, New Office Works. Design Trust Gala is an annual fundraising event by the Design Trust in order to support the creative projects in Hong Kong and surrounding areas.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien won the 2019 Praemium Imperiale for architecture.
Tom Williams and Billie Tsien, the American architects have been named as the Japanese Art Association’s 2019 Praemium Imperiale awards. Celebrating the work of architects with ‘major international impact’ in art, architecture, sculpture, music, paintings and theatre and film; Williams and Tsien are the 31st recipients of the annual award. The couple who started working together in 1977, founded their practise in 1986 in New York. Neurosciences Institute in California, The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the Lefrak Centre in Brooklyn are some of the best known works of the duo.
Italy’s open air museum unveils its wire mesh installation
After Arte Sella sculpture park in Trentino Valley in Italy reopened since it was impaired by a storm in winter, it has recently unveiled an architectural installation named ‘Simbiosi’. Curated by Edoardo Tresoldi, the art work uses suspended 5meter high wire mesh with partially donned with stones reminding of a ruin which investigates the relationship between humans and nature. The installation is a reflection of its natural surroundings and efficiently merges the life and nature.
London Design Festival features Kengo Kuma’s helical donut
Kengo Kuma, the famous Japanese architect has designed a helical spring donut shaped installation by interweaving carbon and bamboo together. Touching the critical issues of sustainability, the installation is being constructed from the strongest growing bamboo wood with internal interlacing by carbon resulting in a 2m diameter doughnut shaped ring. The installation is successful in bringing out a flexible dimension of wood while demonstrating the strong structure usually dominant in Japanese architecture.