|No discussions yet|
Cecil Balmond is a designer, engineer, artist, architect, thinker and writer. He has been hailed as “one of the most important forces in contemporary architecture today,” and in 2003 received the prestigious RIBA Charles Jencks award for Theory in Practice. He is also the recipient of the Gengo Matsui prize, one of the highest prizes for engineering given in Japan. He teaches extensively and currently holds the Paul Philippe Cret chair at Penn Design as Professor of Architecture where he is also the founding director of the NonLinear Systems Organization, a material and structural research unit.
London artist Cecil Balmond next week will give Iowa City its first-ever glimpse of his conceptual design for a downtown art installation poised to become a city landmark.
sri lankan architect cecil balmond is showcasing his work on architectural geometry
at the . interested in rethinking how architecture is displayed
to museum audiences, he purposely uses no formal plans or models in his exhibition.
instead he fills the space with many photographs and drawings with the intention of creating
a exhibition that hones each visitor’s senses and make him or her think of using their body,
rather than gaining understanding by reading information.