The Cutty Sark conservation project < Projects | Grimshaw Architects

Here’s one of the more interesting architecture projects I’ve seen in quite some time.  Design by Grimshaw Architects, The Cutty Sark conservation project < Projects | Grimshaw Architects is quite the spectacle of engineering, architecture and art, seamlessly combining the artifact with it’s “package”, essentially allowing the artifact, in this case a Tea Clipper ship, to become part of the architecture.  I dare say, it’s quite brilliant!  Well-played, Grimshaw… well-played.

THE EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE

Soe Ker Tie House

A quote from Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the president of one of the organizing bodies of the European Prize for Architecture states, “Architecture should be a vehicle for social change, social improvement, and real cultural development, and not an end result of over-commercialization, over-consumption, and self aggrandizement which is so overwhelmingly apparent in our contemporary world.” Visit the prize’s website below to get a better perspective on the work they are promoting and recognizing.

The European Prize for Architecture

Here’s a link to this year’s winning firm… TYIN Architects