New exhibition - Atlas of the Unbuilt World - will showcase the future of architecture when it opens next month at the Bartlett, London.
The British Council today announced details of Atlas of the Unbuilt World, an international exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture 2013 that will open at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal Ear Hospital, on 7 June.
Designed by Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio, the exhibition will showcase architectural models of future projects from around the globe by some of the most by exciting practices and emerging studios working today.
Atlas of the Unbuilt World will provide a glimpse of the future of architecture hosting over 60 models, from 40 countries. Projects on display will include a new museum planned for Troy, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, by Yalin Mimarlik Architects (Turkey); a prototype floating school earmarked for Lagos by NLE (Nigeria); and a masterplan for Kiruna a mining town that will literally move location brick by brick over the next 30 years due to subsidence by White Arkitekter (Sweden). The projects have been nominated by international experts including architects, academics and writers and representatives from London‚Äôs embassies and cultural institutes.
In addition, architects practicing both in the UK and internationally are encouraged to submit their work to an unprecedented live 3D printing project run by London based agency 3Dpeasy. An open call via twitter #boteAtlas has launched and full instructions can be found on http://backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org and the 3Dpeasy website. There is a fee of ¬£150 per project that will go towards the cost of the printing and shipping to the participants and visitors will be able to watch the process live.
Atlas of the Unbuilt World
The Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal Ear Hospital,
Huntley Street/Capper Street , WC1E 6AP
7-27 June, 2013
Images: Courtesy The British Council
by Tara Wheeler
Raime wage sonic war on a Church's foundations.
On the 31st of this month, LSO St Lukes, a post-ordained Church in Old Street, will welcome noise deconstructivists Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead, aka Raime, who will deliver their signature bone-rattling, lurching ‚Äúrhythm circles‚ÄĚ by way of excerpts from their 2012 debut album Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black). In an evening hosted by The Barbican, in association with BleeD music, they will endeavour, through their unyielding sonic throttling, containing nods to jungle, industrial and doom metal, to reintroduce digital music as a visceral force, to be felt bodily and confrontationally and most of all to be questioned.
Raime. Copyright: Raime
Raime's live excursions over the last three years, building up to their album launch last year, have asserted them as an unmissable live spectacle both because of their music and also because of their mesmeric visuals. This show will be backed by an achingly slow, yet transfixing video of Portuguese dancer Romeu Runa, performing in a closed Lisbon warehouse. Combined, this audio/visual experience threatens to offer a comprehensive cerebral meltdown.
Mohammad. Copyright Mohammad
In a further twist - perhaps more sonically the spiritually - they are supported by the chamber music trio, Mohammed, who will be bringing their own spooky vibe. This will be a fascinating and unsettling evening that will surely shake and distort the sound waves of the suitably gothic surrounds.
by Benjamin Lovegrove
Raime + Mohammad is at LSO St Luke's on 31 May 2013 at 20:00. Tickets: ¬£15
Floral display at the Smythson store
Winning the prize for the best display at the Chelsea in Bloom event, a part of the Chelsea Flower Show, the Smythson floral d√©cor by flower artist Amanda Wilgrave of Flirty Flowers depicted heritage Smythson items like The Pocket Flask and Card Holder (1910), The Bond Street Bag (1920) and The Panama Diary (1930). Framing the new Nile blue door of the Bond Street store, urns of cascading flowers in the iconic Smythson Nile blue colour, underlined the ‚ÄúThe Decades‚ÄĚ theme.
Floral display by Amanda Wilgrave of Flirty Flowers at the Smythson store.
An exclusive anniversary film created in collaboration with Virgilio Villoresi will be screened inside the Sloane Street store - the film also inspired the windows which were decorated with playful graphic illustrations.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show and the 125th anniversary of Smythson, the Chelsea in Bloom event will be running from May 20-25.
by Elisabeth Krohn
For AW 13/14, Riccardo Tisci reprises the Givenchy family theme, enlisting mother-and-daughter duo Carine Roitfeld and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to front a stellar campaign line-up. The images are a celebration of natural beauty and unedited individuality, and also feature Amanda Seyfried, Quim Guiterrez, Dalianah Arekion, and Mariano Ontanon.
By Roberta Lister
Resting firmly on the Roman fashion house proud traditions in the field of leather craftsmanship, the new Selleria handbag line by Fendi features classics, like the Peekaboo and Baguette bags, revisits four historical models, the Adele, Paola, Franca and Carla, as well as launching two new bags, the Anna and the Alda. Originally created by Adele Fendi in 1925, Silvia Vinturini Fendi has brought the collection back, the models bearing the names of Adele and her five daughters.
Adele Fendi and her five daughters
Reconnecting its artisan handbags with the traditional, handcrafted process behind them, each Selleria handbag style now has the number of ton-sur-ton hand stitches added after the bag name. Fendi¬īs Selleria bags are also a part of a progressive number series engraved on a silver plaque inside the bag.
Peekaboo 1587 (L) and 1522 (M)
The Selleria collection is made from French sellier calfskin and consists of eight bags in total - the perfect hard working accessory. Assembled entirely by hand, the bags have a serene, timeless appeal and are available in black, grey toffee and peacock blue with palladium detailing and various sizes.
by Elisabeth Krohn
Fusing precious materials with a love of unusual imagery, East London-based Noemi Klein‚Äôs work is both tough and beautiful.
Epoch 5: Strange Volitions is Klein‚Äôs fifth fine jewellery collection, and explores the fragile connection between the human and the inanimate. Ideas of ocular symbolism and ethereal iconography are contrasted with the sharp nature of precious mineral clusters, crafted into rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
The collection launched into the Shoreditch Start boutique this week.
By Roberta Lister
The British Fashion Council, in association with Topman, has announced the winners of this year's NEWGEN sponsorship. The seven wining designers will receive mentoring support, and the chance to showcase their collections during London Collections: Men SS14, which commences June 16th.
This year's recipients includes previous winners Lee Roach, Matthew Miller, Shaun Samson and Martine Rose, as well as newcomers Agi & Sam, Nasir Mazhar and Astrid Andersen.
By Roberta Lister
This year, the Cannes Film Festival is in for a treat with a special evening of gold showcasing the The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show, curated by Carine Roitfeld in partnership with Love Gold this coming Thursday (23rd May). The event, as part of the 20th Cinema Against AIDS to benefit amfAR during the Cannes, will feature incredible gold looks featuring forty top models ‚Äď among them Alessandra Ambrosio, Angela Lindvall, Jessica Hart, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Liberty Ross, Lily Donaldson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley revealing one-off, all‚Äďgold looks specially made for the evening. LoveGold, an initiative of the World Gold Council and online community is dedicated to gold jewellery highlighting gold as a precious and inspiring metal.
The show will be featuring designers and brands such as Eddie Borgo, Pamela Love, House of Waris, and Bulgari, which have also created custom pieces that will be presented on the runway Thursday night and streamed live exclusively on LoveGold.com with the exclusive pieces later sold via the website. Take a behind the scenes preview here at Carine Roitfeld and her team as they prep for the glamourous event.
Carine Roitfeld and Giovanna Battaglia at a fitting for the show
Giovanna Battaglia and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley fit looks for the show
Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect from legendary fashion houses Chanel, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Shiatzy Chen and Tarun Tahiliani, illustrated by Lula Herself, which will walk the runway.
Here is the team taking us behind the scenes during preparations for the show
by Annie Fong
all images Love Gold
For more information, please visit www.LoveGold.com
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