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La Cage aux Folles

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The Brutalist Playground

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Nine Elms on London’s South Bank celebrates its architecture credentials with London Festival of Architecture 2015 Programme

Nine Elms on the South Bank is hosting a series of events throughout June as par...

EVENTS

14.03.2015 

Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London  ...read more

03.04.2015 

Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

18.04.2015 

Building for Biodiversity 

The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en  ...read more

29.05.2015 

Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin 

The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a  ...read more

WTARCH design La Cage aux Folles installation for the Materials and Applications exhibition
La Cage aux Folles is an architectural folly inspired by a Mongolian yurt crossed with the concept of a cage. It was originally designed as an installation project at a Materials and Applications Architecture and Landscape research exhibition. It makes use of many of the same structural principles as a traditional yurt, which is a structure comprised of many small wooden rods which join together to make a sturdy form. Arranged in a circle, the rods form a system which defines an enclosure. Perceived in a different way, the installation may also resemble a cage. The design explores the craft of pipe bending in architecture and combines form, procedures and fabrication processes.  The architects describe the construction: “Using ‘Schedule 40’ steel tubes, the installation explores the idea of constructing parametric surfaces with fields of linear strands which simul

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