Childhood Recollections: Memory in Design

Childhood Recollections: Memory in Design is an exhibition curated by Clare Farrow, that examines the memories of several renowned architects and these influenced their career. Memory in Design: Nieto Sobejano and Daniel Libeskind. Nieto Sobejano talk about the ‘combinatorial games’ they play with recollections to generate design, while Daniel Libeskind discusses memory via a film specially made for the exhibition. The exhibition opened at the Roca London Gallery from September 17th, 2015 to January 23, 2016 and was then shown at the Roca Barcelona Gallery from September 1st, 2016 to October 22, 2016.

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London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre

London, United Kingdom Completed

The Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is a striking addition to the bustling block on London’s Holloway Road. Composed of three intersecting volumes, clad with embossed stainless steel panels for a shining and ever-changing surface, the Graduate Center houses a lecture theater, seminar rooms, staff offices and a café for the university’s graduate students. The interiors are filled with natural light by way of large windows of geometrical cuts and slashes. The Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the University on Holloway…

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V&A Museum Extension

London, England In design

The competition for the new extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum was won by Studio Libeskind in 1996. The design for The Spiral, in collaboration with Ove Arup’s Cecil Balmond, pushed the boundaries of engineering and architectural theory. The design is an upward spiral of intersecting planes, creating a jagged vortex inserted between three Grade I listed buildings. The building is derived from an extruded section of a fractal pattern: a geometric pattern relating to the Golden Section. The extruded line was then wrapped upon itself to create the unique shape of the non-axial spiral. The system of continuous, interlocking wall…

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