Bruder Claus Chapel is THE masterpiece by Peter Zumthor.
Its construction is quite spectacular: after building hand made formwork made out of 112 tree trunks, 24 layers of 50 cm concrete were poured over 24 days, in a technique that reminds the use of rammed earth.
Once the concrete was poured, the wooden frame was set on fire leaving a dark hollow cavity.
Glass cylinders were cast within the concrete, allowing light to filter inside. The result is spectacular and the feeling is that of standing in the middle of an old tree trunk which is covered in resin. It is just poetry at pure state.
These ceramics are so beautiful that I totally felt in love and made me run and sign up to ceramic classes. Don’t think that what I produced was as nearly as nice.
This one I bought in Shanghai, in Moganshan art district. Made in China for ceramics is totally a thumb up, but I was generally quite surprised to see how the quality of other design or clothing items from China has improved in the last few years.
Every year The Serpentine Galley invites one of the StarArchitect who still has not completed a project in the UK to build a temporary pavilion in Hyde Park.
Japanese Sou Fujimoto was The Chosen One for 2013.
Fujimoto reinvented the clouds, designing an ethereal steel structure that dissolves in the air. Perhaps to give people the thrilling sensation of walking in the clouds, he made the structure accessible to public, so that visitors can climb up and enjoy the breeze of Kensington Garden.