The Shard Pierces the London Sky
The tallest building in western Europe, The Shard, was unveiled with a laser light show last week. The tower is owned by the Qatari royal family and is designed by Renzo Piano. It looms over other buildings in South London with a piercing, irregular pyramidal shape clad entirely in glass.
Filmmaker Mikey Pease made a short of the sun setting on Tokyo set to the bouncy soundtrack of the shop downstairs. This short film is a mini moving snapshot of the city coming to life, as the work day ends.
Pease won a BAFTA in 2011 for his short film “The Eagleman Stag”, an inventive stop motion animation made entirely from the foam found in chair seats.
Australian photographer Ward Roberts makes dizzyingly sublime photographic images by layering several individual images of Hong Kong. He seek minimal forms and colour in the landscape and then shoots from various perspective points. The end result is a dimensional statement on the opacity, transparency and reflection found in contemporary architecture.
“I find myself drawn towards repetition in colour, shape, space and form. When it comes to shooting, I am always trying to find the cleanest composition. I have recently made the decision to focus my style more towards minimalism as I find it to be a very pure form.” - Ward Roberts
Archinect: “In Focus: Ward Roberts”