img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Sweeping up, the leaves

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek
Credit: Steve Messam

Artist Steve Messam has been walking rather than printing on paper with his commission PaperBridge last month for the Lake District’s arts programme Lakes Culture. His bridge over a stream was formed of an arc of 20,000 sheets of poppy-red colour fast paper held together purely by the form and the paper’s own weight. Supplied by James Cropper and constructed in Patterdale, Cumbria, the installation supported humans, despite rain gradually compromising its integrity. Recycled at the end of the show, it was a temporary experiment that would have kept progressive Bauhaus Vorkurs teacher Josef Albers rapt.


 

Latest

Fire and loadings limit structural timber in towers but concrete is carbon heavy. How about using the strengths of each?

Concrete and timber work together for strength, safety and sustainability

De Montfort University's Leicester School of Architecture programme combines best of practice experience with research-led education

Introducing De Montfort University's Master's level programme

Bruton country estate renovation includes installation of Schlüter bathroom waterproofing and heating solutions

Bathrooms at country estate installed with Schlüter waterproofing and heating solutions

No hammocks or unicorns included – but architect takes children’s models and ideas on board in a design for Thornhill Primary School library financed by personal and group fundraising

Children’s ideas and fundraising realise Thornhill Primary's library

The more Will Wiles thinks about ‘palace intrigue’, the more significant he finds the way architecture lends its language to suspicious manoeuvrings

Grand intrigues need grand designs