A leanding artistof his generation, Tony Cragg’s practice grows from his fascination with the ‘vast storehouse’ of materials in the world and what he can make from them. Born in 1949, Cragg moved to Wuppertal (Germany) in 1977 and over the last forty years has created an extraordinary body of work , which he considers to be grouped into different families or series.
The Mame printworks represents an iportant mileston in the work of Bernard Zehrfuss, being his first project in France after an early carrer in unisi. It was equally a milestone for Jean Prouvé : the metal shed roof (whose asymmetric structure has the north-facing glazing typical of factory roofs) would inspire the «shell» form, so enriching his constructional vocabulary. Prouvé was asked by the architect to produce the shed roofs of the workshopss and the ligth constructions set on the terrace roof of the multi-floored administrative office.
We need machine-made houses», declared Jean Prouvé in 1945, facing up to the tasks of post-War reconstrvuction. Given the industrial methods he developed, his project relied on a number of key constructional principles : the post and beam framwork for the «Métropole» and «Tropicale» houses; the shell for the roof od the Mame printworks; the crutch for the school in Villejuif. Whether load-bearing structures or façade elements, all components were of metal (steel or aluminium), generally in the form of folded sheet.
1980, New York, USA. Lives and works in Johannesburg. Born into an activist family returned from the USA at the end of apartheid, this artist questions memory and through it the idea of heroes. These are the 16 portraits composing the series ‘Heroes’ That the artist developed after the death of Nelson Mandela in December 2001.
The project aims at connecting the two opposed worlds of Naples, namely the daytime surface and the underground, the latter being unknown before the intervention. The project area was underwater until the 800s ; thusly, the new square and station are thematically linked to water.
The international competition for the Palazo Centro Congressi EUR was promoted by the City of Rome and won in 1998 by studio Fuksas. The project concept is articuladed in three images: the container, the Cloud and the blade of the adjacent hotal. The first is a steel and glass parallelepiped, some thirty metres in height, flanked by two public plazas that connect it to the neighbourhood.
The project was designed for a client who had made the unusual decision to stop working, and therefore wanted a portion of the house to be utilized as profit-making rental units. This initial brief led the architect to fragment the house into a number of distinct units separated by garden spaces, and this decomposition became the determining motivation of the design.
He and his work are now at the pompidou center in Paris. Where Andew wallace at Andrew Wallace Architects + Interior Designers from Liverpool went to see this exhibition.
This will be an important retrospective of his original work, coming nearly 20 years after his first Paris debut at the Pompidou. David Hockney is renowned for his many styles, explosive colours and large swimming pool canvases.
In 1993 the municipality of Rome launch competition by invitation for the building of a multifunctional centre for cultural and musical events among the Olympic Village, the Flaminio Sadium and the Patrioli district. They are conceived as individual, huge musical instruments, like “sound boxes” inside the urban landscape. The tree halls are in a semi-circle, and their final position is due to the finding of a Roman villa in the site, wich has been included in the complex.