Tag: industry & infrastructure

A Public Convenience

A Public Convenience

By Peter Wilson

Whoops… that sounds like the confessions of George Michael. There was in choosing this title in 1976 a certain provocation intended, a toying with misdemeanour, not those of the carnal variety, more a voluptus ocularum. This was a time when drawing could be radical, provocative, set conventions on their heads. What conventions… Read More

Cedric Price: Bathat

Cedric Price: Bathat

By Helen Mallinson

Swiftly drawn in soft orange-red crayon, four upright fingers sit astride a flying platform. We instantly recognise the volume and mass of Battersea Power Station; but the weight has vanished with the walls. The uplift is palpable: thin red pen lines inscribe the geometry of the stripped back steels, but… Read More

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

Slenderness, Lightness, and Strength. From Inventions: The Patented Works of R.Buckminster Fuller, 1983