Monday, April 22, 2019

DESIGNBOOM: artists transform brutalist pavilion in the UK with abstract moving projections




artists transform brutalist pavilion in the UK with abstract moving projections designboom



in addition to commemorating the structure itself, the moving projections aim to evoke the apollo 11 moon landing space flight, which marks its 50th anniversary this year and gave the pavilion its name. the installation also reflects the monochrome geometric aesthetic associated with the bauhaus school of art, which is also celebrating its centenary this year. this special event brings victor pasmore’s paintings to life and temporarily transforms the pavilion into a flowing structure of shape-shifting patterns.

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https://www.designboom.com/art/holger-mader-heike-wiermann-apollo-50-installation-county-durham-uk-04-23-2019/



artists transform brutalist pavilion in the UK with abstract moving projections designboom

Monday, April 8, 2019

architectmagazine: Saudi Arabian Wager





By any superficial account, Norway and Saudi Arabia share one thing in common: oil. Saudi Arabia has the world’s second-largest proven reserves; Norway has the world’s largest oil-based sovereign wealth fund. Otherwise, the contrasts almost defy comprehension: taiga and desert, democracy and autocracy, civil liberties and Wahhabism. One other difference: Saudi Arabia has no international architecture firms of note, which helps explain why the Saudis turned to Snøhetta, the celebrated practice founded in Oslo, to design the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dammam.


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https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/snohettas-saudi-arabian-wager_o





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