« How does one of the most renowned architects create buildings that are works of art? Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Will Alsop will offer a glimpse into his approach to design in a new exhibit opening at the Design Exchange.
The exhibit is an assemblage of memorabilia that reflects Alsop’s work, relationships and interests. Themes explored in this exhibit include the public view, beauty, light, proportion, the dirty canvas, tyranny of style, behaviour, not function, materials, colour, immediacy, the health risk of boredom, urban migration and more.
Unlike conventional design processes which begin as a sketch, Alsop draws on creative media such as painting and whimsical computer animation to develop his designs.
To illustrate Alsop’s unique creative process, the exhibit will feature a 30-foot painting and short videos of his works in progress. A scale model of a major urban corridor that is part of the master plan for Haikou, China, will also be on display.
The exhibition will run until October 18, 2010.
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat,Sun noon to 5 p.m.
WHAT: Will Alsop. New Work. The Best is Yet to Come
WHEN: Start date/time: Thursday , August 26 at 10:00 AM
End date/time: Monday , October 18 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: The Design Exchange, TD Centre, 234 Bay St. »
(Source: Design Exchange and Ryerson University)