The new extension for the Serpentine Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid, in Kensington Gardens is better inside than out. The outside is white and, from the front and rear, very simple curved waves; I’m not sure how it will weather in the UK. The inside however is a unique womb-like restaurant interior with a milky white light cascading down through the rooflights. It is good to see the old historic Magazine Building brought into use – with quite simple warehouse spaces on the inside, The first exhibition is a site-specific installation by Adrián Villar Rojas, the Argentinian-born artist renowned for his large-scale sculptural works, predominantly made in clay and brick, which everyone seems to enjoy, except the poor elephant! An interesting new addition to the arts scene in London.
"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul."
To be an architect means having a wide range of interests - architecture, art and creativity in all its variety of forms, sustainability, science and innovation. The greatest interest is often where these different worlds overlap and collide - that is when something imaginative often occurs that pushes us all forward to another place
"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for example"
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- Storytelling in Paint in Multiverse at Gazelli Art House
- Celebrating diversity in ‘Beyond Borders’ at Unit London
- 250 years of the RA Schools in The Garden
- Hooray – a Scottish artist is here: Jim Lambie in Fort Lauderdale
- The troubled life of Edvard Munch captured through his printmaking
- Eighteenth century transformation of a city: Georgian Bath
- 30 years of transformation and fragmentation: Lee Bul at the Hayward Gallery
- New art gallery in a former car park – Bruce McLean at the Bernard Jacobson gallery in London
- A new higher education campus at the heart of the community – DIT at Grangegorman in Dublin
- Is this a new model for the future: Cromwell Place in South Kensington?
- American art and Scottish architecture in London: Oren Pinhassi at St Cyprian’s Church
- The Electronic Pulse of the Night Club at the Design Museum
- Four German artists with an architectural edge at Sprüth Magers
- Creativity inspiring sculptors in different ways at the Gagosian
- Restoration of an outstanding 18th century landscape at Painshill
- Always thinking ahead at the Brompton Cemetery
- Gunnersbury Park: a work in progress:
- Tobias Gibbons the Molecatcher at Hampton Court Palace
- Stormy clouds over the gardens of Polesden Lacey in Surrey
- An old and hidden history in Colliers Wood, London
- New England and the Mayflower Park Wetlands – the Hamptons in London
- Deserving greater recognition for his lighting inventions: Alfred William Beuttell
- The beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens in the countryside at Wakehurst Place
- Beautiful gardens in a historic setting in the Kent countryside at Sissinghurst
- Are there lessons to be learnt for greening our cities as Kew Gardens reopens
- The enlightened conservation of the Mount Nod Huguenot Cemetery in Wandsworth
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- Ian Caldwell on Optimism for the future at the National Museum of Scotland
- Ian Hunter on Optimism for the future at the National Museum of Scotland
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- Applanet APK free download on Curvy wave on the outside; milky light cascading on the inside – with a sombre south american art installation