Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I didn't think it would happen, but I developed a serious design crush on British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The curiosity and process showcased in his exhibition is a great place to get an appreciation of his work. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Anna Fixsen
Published: 24 Feb 2015, Architectural Record

Heatherwick's UK Pavilion. Photo © Iwan Baan.

Just in time for Chinese New Year, the Hammer Museum made two resolutions of sorts, unveiling an architectural addition, and a traveling exhibition.

Thursday, the Los Angeles museum inaugurated the John V. Tunney Bridge, a sweeping concrete pedestrian bridge by local architect Michael Maltzan that stitches together the museum’s second floor east and west galleries.

The structure forms a dramatic backdrop to an equally thrilling survey exhibition chronicling the work of London-based design and architecture firm Heatherwick Studio. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and curated by Brooke Hodge, deputy director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio dares viewers to let logic guide them to creative solutions to even the most pedestrian of problems. [read more]


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