Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Provocations: The Structure And Design Of Heatherwick Studio – Yahoo News

UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo This exhibition, the first North American presentation by a museum of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion – known as the Seed Cathedral – at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai. The studio’s design of the New Bus for London recently took to the streets of the British capital, and the ceremonial lighting of its cauldron designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games was broadcast worldwide, bringing the studio to the attention of a much wider public. Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its highly inventive approach to design, often combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms.

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