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Jørn Utzon and Le Corbusier. Interior Collaboration, Sydney Opera House

Jørn Utzon, 1918-2008, won the international architectural competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957. He worked on the building with Ove Arup and Partners as the civil engineers from 1958-1965, until a change of government in 1965 raised issues over the construction cost and schedule. Utzon resigned from the building programme in 1966 and … Continue reading

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The British Library. HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. 3-26 May 2014

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s site-specific installation The British Library identifies the artist’s role to capture the contemporary zeitgeist relating to moral transformation in society. In particular, the work explores the idea of immigration within British culture and considers notions of territory and place, cultural identity, displacement and refuge. The work makes visible the cultural influences of colonisation and the complexity of … Continue reading

Threads of Sound. 9 – 24 May 2013, London

Threads of Sound, is a visual / sound collaboration around the theme of ‘The Curious History of the St John’s Organ’ as a celebration of the restored organ at St. John’s Church, Notting Hill, London W11. An exhibition for Notting Hill Mayfest in the Sacred Space Gallery, opposite the organ’s new location, invited both visual … Continue reading

Christo – Big Air Package. Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany

Big Air Package is an indoor installation for the interior of a former gas tank – the Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany – and is the largest ever inflated envelope without a skeleton. The 90-metre high inflatable has a volume of 177,000 cubic meters and is constructed with 20,350 square meters of semi-transparent polyester fabric and 4,500-metres … Continue reading

Tactility Factory – Textiles and Concrete for Architecture

Tactility Factory’s interest in concrete sapiens and textiles ludens, or the fusion of thinking and playing, involves the co-forming of the soft and hard surfaces of textiles and concrete in a binary practice of architectural design and a craft approach to textile design and pattern making. Tactility Factory’s (TF) ambition is to ‘mainstream tactility in … Continue reading