LFA, KING’S CROSS: REGENERATING A LONDON LANDMARK AND MINIMAL COMPLEXITY

Edited by: Eugenia GottiArchitecture Department Editor – eugenia.gotti@positive-magazine.com

Where : King’s Cross Station, London

Artworks: London Festival of Architecture www.lfa2012.org , Victoria & Albert museum www.vam.ac.uk

The program of events at the London Festival of Architecture continues after the first week of affluence. June 25, the new King’s Cross Station has hosted Minimal Complexity, the winner of the Tex-Fab ‘Repeat’ Digital Fabrication Competition, which drew 95 teams of designers from 19 states in the US, 18 countries and 5 continents.

Vlad Tenu’s award-winning sculpture, is a product of architectural research focused on the form-finding and fabrication of minimal surface structures. Modularity and efficiency are improved through the repetition of identical components, creating intricately complex surfaces with only a few types of component. The first prototype of the piece was previously exhibited in the summer of 2010 in London as part of the ‘Constructing Realities’ Exhibition at the Arup’s Phase 2 Gallery.

Is already open the free admission exhibition at King’s Cross Station: a display features original drawings, photographs, models, and film footage documenting the work by the lead architects and masterplanners John McAslan + Partners and engineer ARUP to transform London’s station for Network Rail.

Display objects on loan from John McAslan + Partners will document the regeneration of the King’s Cross terminus within the contexts of design, preservation and civic renewal. As an icon of everyday London life, King’s Cross will also be explored within popular imagination – in films and music as well as historical events. Many other events in the London Festival of Architecture website.

 

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