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Saturday, 5th January 2013 at 1:00pm
To co-inside with the exhibition, an International Conference - Prototyping Architecture, will also take place at The Building Centre from the 21st to 23rd February 2013.
The exhibition features prototypes by Amanda Levete Architects, Barkow Leibinger, KieranTimberlake, Philip Beesley Architects Inc, and Yves Ebnoether among others.
To find out more visit the event page
Sunday, 11th November 2012 at 5:31pm
If you are looking for a retreat to cleanse your soul then this three storey studio in Norway may fit the bill.
This structure is one of six studios designed by Saunders Architecture and can only be reached by hiking.
Saunders web site tells us; 'The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation commissioned Todd Saunders to design a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations. The organization is committed to preserving the Islanders’ traditions and aims at rejuvenating the island through the arts and culture.'
A stunning structure in a beautiful environment even though some purists may disagree.
See more here.
Sunday, 22nd January 2012 at 7:31am
Bus-Tops is an interactive art project, one of 12 around the UK commissioned for Artists Taking the Lead - an initiative set up by the Cultural Olympiad 2012 and Arts Council England to showcase the nation's creativity to the world.
The concept is to make London bus journeys more engaging and inspiring by installing LED screens on top of 30 bus shelters. The screens are being fitted with red and black LED lights and show designs from professional artists and members of the public.
Find out more about this project and where you can find the installations by clicking here.
Thursday, 10th November 2011 at 12:37pm
Mark Hudson of The Telegraph says that “overall, there are more hits than misses” among the posters by twelve leading British artists. He points to Fiona Banner’s work as the standout example, claiming its typographic combination of evocative phrases “feels appropriate to these challenging times.”
The Guardian‘s Jonathan Glancey also praises Banner’s design, describing it as “the most introspective, serious and moving of all these posters,” while questioning whether some of the designs are “aimed at art fans or athletics fans.” Patrick Burgoyne of UK visual communication magazine Creative Review reports that members of the graphic design community were disappointed not to be given the chance to participate in the design process but is unconvinced that the results would have been much better given such an open brief. The BBC‘s arts editor Will Gompertz says that the abstract nature of the posters means they lack context, adding “with this collection, you wouldn’t know where the games are being held. Maybe that in itself is a statement.”
Since their release the posters have received much more negative press and than positive. This doesn't bode well on top of widespread disappointment over the logo, typeface and mascots, followed by the dreary ticketing advertising campaign. Instead of providing a vehicle to celebrate Britain's creative industries, there is a very real danger that the 2012 Games will forever be remembered by the visual communications community as a missed opportunity of truly Olympian proportions.
To read more or to see opinions and comments about the posters visit Dezeen or Creative Review.