Crossing Kings Cross
Heather and Ivan Morison
Fabric, helium, light rig
This work by Wales-based artist duo Heather and Ivan Morison, is an attempt to play with the order of nature by raising an artificial second sun at night over the north Kent badlands.
bottom image: proposed 2014 installation in Australia
8” X 11” giclee prints, numbered timed edition release. Available individually or as a full set which will also include the exclusive War Doctor print as a free bonus.
A portion of the sales will also be donated to Home Sweet Home, an organization that helps incarcerated mothers and their children reconnect in society.
Paul Cocksedge - Auditorium (2012)
"What’s always intrigued me about spider webs isn’t just their beauty and symmetry, but the process itself. The process of weaving, from virtually nothing, that only stops at a moment of fullness, of completion.
Auditorium has given me a chance to work with things that on the surface seem mutually exclusive: open/shut, inside/outside, solid/ transparent. The partition marks the auditorium’s border, but what defines that border is that you can see and hear and even reach through it.”
As part of the former Soviet Union, the urbanism and architecture of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan on the Western coast of the Caspian Sea, was heavily influenced by the planning of that era. Since its independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has invested heavily in modernising and developing Baku’s infrastructure and architecture, departing from its legacy of normative Soviet Modernism.
Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design architects of the Heydar Aliyev Center (Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi) following a competition in 2007. The Center, designed to become the primary building for the nation’s cultural programs, breaks from the rigid and often monumental Soviet architecture that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities of Azeri culture and the optimism of a nation that looks to the future.
Project name: Heydar Aliyev Center / Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi.
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Start of project: September 2007.
Completion: May 10, 2012.
Client: The Republic of Azerbaijan.
Program: Mixed-use cultural center Procurement Design-build.
Total floor area: 101,801 m2.
Site area: 111,292 m2.
Auditorium capacity: 1,000.
Photography: Iwan Baan, Hufton + Crow, Helene Binet.
Looking to the future: 2060
Predicted environmental changes will begin to reconfigure our urban models and the future of architectural design. We must start to question how these environmental changes, instead of being perceived as threats and restricting our designs, can act as generators to reinvent our urban landscapes: establishing new, adaptable and responsive cities for the future.
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