‘Can art create better buildings?‘ A series of 6 minute 40 second presentations illustrated with 20 images propose answers to the question showing London projects to demonstrate how collaboration between artists and architects is shaping new approaches to façades, building design or public realm.
The Arty-tecture Pecha Kucha: Marrying art with architecture
Wednesday 20 February 2013, 18:00-20:30 (FREE event)
06 St Chad’s Place, London WC1X 9HH
Introduction: Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture, (NLA)
Pecha Kucha presentations part 1: – Jeremy Hunt, AAJ Press, – Henry Squire, Partner, Squire and Partners, – John Assael, Assael Architecture Limited, – Stephen Pey, Associate, EPR Architects, – Kate Malone, Artist
Pecha Kucha presentations part 2: – David Bickle, Partner, Hawkins\Brown, – David Kohn, Director, David Kohn Architects, – Ian McChesney, Artist, – Sarah Weir OBE, Chief Executive, The Legacy List, – David West, Founding Partner, Studio Egret West.
Artist: Esther Stocker,Architects: Squire & Partners. Hanover Square, London W1. Client: Mitsui Fudosan/Stanhope. April 2012
Emerging Italian artist Esther Stocker wascommissioned to create a black and white marble artwork installed on one of the exterior walls of the development.
“5 Hanover Square is designed as a contemporary response to its setting on a corner site within the prestigious but stylistically eclectic location of Hanover Square. Referencing a handsome Georgian building directly opposite, the facades at 5 Hanover Square employ a richly textured black brick, punctuated by deep window reveals lined with white precast concrete, and offset with vertical gold fins. The top floor is designed as a mansard clad in matt black photovoltaic panels, which equates to an estimated carbon saving of 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Two areas of public artwork commissioned for the project express fractured grids in a black and white palette.”
Architect: Foreign Office Architects (FOA). The Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, North Greenwich, London SE10, 2010.
Designed by Foreign Office Architects, the building, has a patterned aluminium tiled façade, and simulates the environment and working practices of creative professionals. The interior space has been designed to encourage interaction between disciplines. There are open spaces and quiet corners, social spaces, technology hubs, design studios and production suites. All linked through virtual environments and digital technologies to connect to each other and the rest of the world.