Toyo Ito, recipient of the Pritzker Prize 2013, along with Cecil Balmond and Arup were in charge of the design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion back in 2002. What appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern was in fact derived from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The intersecting lines formed different triangles and trapezoids, whose transparency and translucency gave a sense of infinitely repeated motion.
You can see more images of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 after the break. And don’t forget to check ArchDaily’s exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pritzker Prize.
Cecil Balmond of Balmond Studio and Charles Jencks have developed the winning design, Star of Caledonia, for the border crossing between England and Scotland at Gretna. Aiming for a 2014 completion date (just in time for the Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow) the design of this contemporary landmark sculpture will draw inspiration from Scotland’s scientific heritage and will feature a series of S-curves marking the cross of St. Andrew.
IN-SITE brings Cecil Balmond’s workshop to life. Featuring never-before seen material, the show covers Balmond’s work and collaborations, featuring over 100 original sketches and models. Included are Weave bridge for University of Pennsylvania (2010), the Pedro e Ines footbridge in Coimbra (2006), art installations, such as H_edge and Danzer, and Orbit, the 120m high sculpture designed with Anish Kapoor for London’s 2012 Olympics.
IN-SITE is scheduled to tour other galleries worldwide this autumn and is currently on show at the Casa da Arquitectura as part of Porto’s Open Source architectural event. The exhibition will continue until September 10. Some images after the break.