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

Tales you lose

Tales you lose 

Belgian artist/architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, whose huge metal Labyrinth installation in the town of Genk referenced its dead industrial past (PiP Sept/Oct 2015) has been busy conjuring up another sizeable memento mori – this time at the top of a 30m land dune in Belgium’s Hoge Mouw nature reserve near Kasterlee. Reminiscent of the famous last scene in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes, a faceted, a 6m by 5m by 3m high cracked, metal face is appears rising out of the ground, formed of 2115, 6mm thick welded steel plates. Commissioned by the Province of Antwerp and weighing over two tonnes, the classical bust is a modern colossus that references the pre-Christian myths of this ancient landscape.  

Latest

Zooey Braun’s verdant view of Werner Sobek’s glass cube House R128 in Stuttgart plays on the glazing’s reflective rather than transparent qualities

Zooey Braun sees nature stare back at high tech

Taller, denser, more complex school designs are helping urban families to build city-centre communities

City centre schools built on collaboration and flexible design

Anna Heringer loves mud, and has won some big prizes for her rammed earth designs. For her, architecture is not just a building but a route to human development

Earth is the German architect’s route to human development

Court backs Zaha's executors to hold ZHA principal Schumacher in check as he continues to voice views at odds with the industry. Meanwhile the profession demands greater emphasis on building in PM's 'green industrial revolution', and Grenfell Inquiry is told Celotex manipulated fire test results

The weeks' news, Grenfell shock claim, ‘Festival of Brexit’, and hit built environment emissions, industry tells PM

Made from a majority of natural fibres, Trespa's premium facade solution is designed for longevity, simplicity and aesthetic appeal - it performs technically too

Made from natural fibres, Trespa's facade solution is long lasting and attractive