Adam Simpson, English illustrator.
This is “Boundary Hotel Elevator”. A commission to produce an artwork to appear floor to ceiling, all 4 sides of the elevator vestibule at the new ‘Boundary Hotel’ situated on Boundary Street in London. The artwork was devised around a grid of boundary walls. Each walled segment is about 170mm square. The idea behind producing such a detailed artwork was that each journey in the elevator would give the visitor a chance to study a new scene in the artwork. A geometric toile de jouy of sorts. The conversion of the Victorian warehouse building on Boundary Street, into a boutique hotel, was a joint venture between Sir Terence Conran, Lady Conran and Peter Prescott & Partners. The hotel opened in January 2009.
(Text from ADC Young Guns).
Don’t you find that these drawings remind a canceled 1982 OMA project for the Exposition Universelle, (which was to be held in Paris in 1989)?
The project was based, we were told, on a model of brotherhood: identical cubic pavilions hugged the perimeter of the site to leave a large public area in the middle where crowds could gather to celebrate the future; the pavilions were placed close together, “hand in hand” as one of the architects explained.
Molto interessante. Ritrae un clima con delle sfumature quasi sorprendenti e, per avere come riferimento il buon vecchio big brother, non è affatto stereotipato.
C’è pure: “Lei suona il piano, lui la tromba” :D
Hyojin LEE says
I’ll never forget this drawing! It was the cover of our leisure-time text book!!
Remember the time when we were reading again again’ the end of the work’ and watching the drawings those you guys gave to us! I was just glad to meet it again by chance :-)
mariabruna fabrizi says
Of course we remember! It was a pleasure for us too to work with you!