“Technology is not something that concurs with nature, but that tangles with nature… Even if we cannot control nature, I think understanding it can enable better intuition, and the potential for collaboration between architects and engineers to become more radical in response. It will be very exciting if we can create a new type of coexistence between nature, technology, and society, by means of architecture.” AH
As part of London Design Week, The Architecture Foundation presents beautiful rough-models and sketches of the Japanese architect, Akihisa Hirata. It is incredibly inspiring to be reminded of the intense processes that architectural projects go through on route to find the best solutions to project problems. Only after multiple trial and error efforts, does a final design start to take shape and this exhibition is a really nice presentation of the processes rather than the finished buildings.
On arrival, I felt that the massive organic curve filled the space to the point of actually overwhelming the work itself. But actually the layout really worked nicely, allowing you to focus on only the work in front of you and we happily spent an hour exploring the small space and its detailed works.
(Exhibition open until Nov 17 and is well worth a visit.)