Ay Voting Lobby, Parliament, Essex
Ay Voting Lobby, Parliament, Essex
Commons Debating Chamber and Central Lobby for the Agoric Parliament at Tilbury
Attempt #1 at combining architectures
IBM France Research Center, La Gaude, France, 1958-62
(Marcel Breuer & Associates)
Lucy Williams: Pavilion 28 NOVEMBER–11 JANUARY 2013
Timothy Taylor Gallery is delighted to announce its second solo exhibition by British artist Lucy Williams, known for redefining the concept of collage through her intricate, mixed media bas-reliefs of unpopulated mid-century Modernist architecture.
In a new departure for the artist, Pavilion presents 16 spectacular new works within a striking modular structure variously inspired by architects and designers such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Manfred Lehmbruck. Williams has softened the original references by rendering the grid structure in soft wood with peg-board inserts, reminiscent of contemporary children’s furniture and suggesting a more homespun aesthetic.
The centerpiece of the exhibition, and the work that most graphically describes the nature of Williams’s practice, is an almost three metre wide collage depicting Jean Dubuisson’s apartment complex in Maine-Montparnasse, turned into an intricately-woven frieze running the full width of the work. Using nothing more than thousands of individually cut fragments of paper and card, Williams has translated this iconic example of what many describe as brutalist architecture, into a delightful, colourful and ultimately celebratory object. Williams’s work has an almost redemptive quality – her painstaking and meticulous handiwork re-investing these often unloved structures with something of the idealism, freshness and beauty that the architects originally planned.
[Images & Text from http://www.timothytaylorgallery.com/]
Congratulations to Post-Works for winning their competition for the Wash House for Guimarães
“Post Works, working in collaboration with Artist Pablo Bronstein have just won a competition to design a new Wash House for the city Guimarães, portugal. The competition formed part of the cities art and architecture program, as European Capital of Culture, 2012. The design, responding to the ‘Made In (Guimarães/Portugal)’ closed call competition, presents a new hybrid, and satirical take, on the wash house typology seen in commonly in northern Portuguese towns. Please see some of the drawings for the competition attached. Also included are some photos of the exhibition where the competition designs where displayed”
Wall Mart | Adrienne Lau
via BLDG BLOG
with New York as her project’s chosen location, Lau explored the spatial possibilities offered by informal street vending, eventually inverting, in her words, the concept of the floating market. Boat-like structures are, instead, routed through the sky via rails, lifts, and crossings bolted onto or otherwise suspended from the fronts of buildings.
As Lau describes it, “verticality links the street and midair” as “inverted boats trade with dangling pockets,” pockets that hold everything from bouquets of cut flowers to morning newspapers, and “plug-in units with hoppers and platforms” skate above the street on wall-mounted tracks.
The economy of street—or river—vendors thus becomes an interconnected maze of vertically stratified carts and platforms, more like transportation systems found in old mines than something on the horizon for contemporary New York City.