ESSEX Architecture Weekend is a programme of tours and events celebrating the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture. The weekend centres around the county’s three key modernist estates, Silver End, Bata East Tilbury and Frinton-on-Sea.
The first London Design Biennale opened this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating (7 – 27 September). Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.
In his ‘Spring’ exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London, Mathieu Lehanneur takes us into a world of flux. As if the cycle of the seasons and nature’s forces have specially looked at the fate of objects… Here, the artist-designer with a passion for science, grapples with ancestral materials in order to suffuse them with plasticity, fluidity and tone.
The architect, Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992), has long been considered one of the major modern architects of the twentieth century in Brazil. Her iconic Museum of Art of São Paulo (1968), and the bold, Social Service for Commerce Building-Pompéia, São Paulo (1986), have gained recognition in recent years and her reputation is beginning to be acknowledged internationally.