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This features the work of Cecil Balmond, an internationally renowned designer, structural engineer, author and Deputy Chairman of the multi-disciplinary engineering firm Arup. His work and on going projects showing the intriguing creative process of Cecil Balmond are revealed in this much awaited monograph.
 
 
Cecil Balmond
 
This features the work of Cecil Balmond, an internationally renowned designer, structural engineer, author and Deputy Chairman of the multi-disciplinary engineering firm Arup. His work and on going projects showing the intriguing creative process of Cecil Balmond and the Advanced Geometry Unit at Arup are revealed in this much awaited monograph.
Balmond was born in Sli Lanka, where he studied at university, before leaving for further education in England. His interest lies in the genesis of form using numbers, music and mathematics as vital sources. Working with some of the most influential architects including Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, and Toyo Ito, he continues to promote engineering as a totally creative activity.
Balmond lectures and teaches at architectural schools all over the world. He was appointed visiting Kenzo Tange Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Architecture, Saarinen Professor at Yale University School of Architecture. He is now the Crt Professor at the Architectural School of the University of Pennsylvania once held by Louis Khan, developing a radical programme on the generation of form. Balmond is the author of several books and has written editorials for a wide range of publications. Notable books include Number 9, a story about the hidden world of numbers, and Informal which explores structure as catalyst in architecture.
 
Contents
3D Puzzle of Selected Projects
 
Essays by Cecil Balmond
Deep Structure
Structure as Music
Informal
Definition PageView
Span
 
Grid
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005
Centre Pompidou, Metz
Forest Park Pavilion
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
Taichung Metropolitan Opera House
Grand Egyptian Museum
 
The Generative Line
Chemnitz Stadium
Portuguese National Pavilion Expo 1998
Arnhem Centraal
Chavasse Park
V&A Spiral
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2001
Coimbra Footbridge
Penn Bridge
Marsyas
 
Numbers
Portuguese Pavilion Expo 2000
St Franois dAssise Olivier Messiaen
S-Project
 
AGU (Advanced Geometry Unit)
Research:
2D Tiling
2D Packing
3D Tiling
3D Packing
Voronoi/Delaunay
Reciprocal Networks
Folding
Branching
Knotting
Implied Surface
N-Dimensional Objects
 
 
Projects:
Flux Room
Tensegrity Bridge
Installation for Louis Vuitton
British Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2003
Grotto
Alishan Bridge
Marina Bridge
Qatar Education City Monuments
Penn Opera
 
Teaching
Research Studio and Seminars at Penn
 
James Stirling A Look Back
 
Toyo Ito A Look Forward
Interview with Toyo Ito:
Cecil Balmond, Architecture Liberated by Geometry
 
Battersea Power Station Redevel