Robert Erskine's comments
For Whom The Bell Tolls!
Sir Norman is a pilot.....................
No sculpture included in the scheme!
Great stuff, there should be more and why aren't RIBA engaging with UK sculptors and by that I mean not the same constant names either?
Heatherwick should repay.
My reaction to the submissions is that they lack the following.
Memory of shadows on the earths surface we all make. The fleeting ephemeral evidence. Energy trails that individuals making up a moving crowd, leave in the memory moving from one point to another. The same way that a jet aircraft leaves a vapour trail of its presence and evidence in the sky at one point, you are left with the ephemeral energy that it was once fleetingly there and since disappeared.
The human spirit is made of energy, and we each touch one another. When we die this energy is still there, some call it memories.
Perhaps taking a step back the question is when do architects actively engage and collaborate with sculptors. And the answer..?.......................................rarely.
As in automotive repair and servicing, computerisation is necessary. Those repair facilities who fail to invest in software and manufacturers data to 'fix glitches' almost 60% of faults in current vehicles, will loose customers and income. New car safety systems and the recent autonomous vehicle advances, require highly skilled computer literate technicians.
In fine art especially sculpture digital tools provide possibilities and limitless horizons. However the key here is the intelligence of manipulating this, computers do not have ideas as humans we do.
For architects it's the same.
Why was the sculpture the first to be removed, an easier target for the architect to placate dissenters?