Nga Urii o Hinetup arimaunga Incorporating the Kakahu or Earth Blanket Chris Booth in collaboration with Diggeress Te Kanawa Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2005 Fist size rocks drilled & joined together to make a large blanket shape. www.chrisbooth.co.nzMeeting of the Elders El Anatsui 2005 Melbourne Theatre Company Ian McDougall, Ashton Raggatt McDougall Architects Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory), the heart of a growing art and culture community in Beijing, China.
The Kunsthalle Museum Bern 1967-68 Christo and Jeanne-Claude A Swiss art museum, the Kunsthalle in Bern, was the first public building wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/wrapped-kunsthalle Spanish Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 The pavilion is "dressed" in more than 8,000 wicker panels in brown, beige, and black. Wicker weaving is a tradition in both Spain and China and the pavilion is like a cultural bridge connecting the two nations. www.dezeen.com Selfridges Birmingham by architect Jan Kaplicky The skin is made up of thousands of aluminium discs www.contemporist.com The Water Cube, Beijing, China The Beijing National Aquatics Centre, 2008 The Water Cube was specially designed and built by a consortium made up of PTW Architects (an Australian architecture firm). www.archicentral.com Tower skin International architectural firm LAVA LAVA has developed a simple, cost effective, easily constructed skin that promises to transforms aged 1960's buildings in Sydney, into sustainable, iconic buildings. www.designboom.com/weblog