Here we have the musings, observations and views of architects, interior designers and architectural critics – and those of us within Double Stone Steel Europe – on the world of architecture, design, sculpture and just plain interesting objets. Obviously, given our love of metals, we will be favouring anything created in, or including metal, but we are also fascinated with all exterior and interior design, landscaping, gardens, architecture and sculpture.
Robin Fisher tells the story of the dramatic flowing design for this museum which uses a steel substructure methods of struts, clamps and louvres that form the base of the randomly undulating glittering skin of the building.
Richard Storer-Adam gives us a concise explanation of the part iron plays on our planet including nuclear fusion, its role in protecting the earth from cosmic radiation and its relationship with steel.
Richard Storer-Adam is Managing Director of Double Stone Steel Ltd.
Naomi Evans looks at the zeitgeist of the time to understand why The National Gallery of Victoria lost out to a shopping mall, Southland Shopping Centre, for the 1969 Royal Australian Institute of Architects award.
Naomi Evans is an architect based in Melbourne, Australia.
Robin Fisher examines the design of the Conex office building, Lille, using striking bronze aluminium blades as a load-bearing exo-skeleton which also provides solar shading and optimises building energy ratings.
Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.