Mission Control in the architecture press

Thibaut Devulder

Nice to see that our experimental micro-office Mission Control has been featured on architecture magazines and websites around the world, including:

Ooo-Ya-Tsu on Arte TV

Thibaut Devulder

The French digital creation centre Le Cube hosted us for a week last April in Paris, to continue developing our live drawing and music performance Ooo-Ya-Tsu.

As part of this artist residency, the Franco-German cultural TV channel Arte came to film us and interview our collaborators, the collective Qubo Gas, discussing how the Ooo-Ya-Tsu project fitted in their wider practice as visual artists.

Qubo Gas collective interviewed by Arte, during our artist residency at Le Cube, in Paris (photo © Qubo Gas) 

This video is also available online on the Arte Creative website (photos above © Atelier A).

Alina at the East Centric Architecture Triennale

Tom Hughes

Alina is in Bucharest this week at the invitation of the East Centric Architecture Triennale — where she has presented her shortlisted entry for the Essay Contest. The jury was chaired by renowned Finnish architect and theorist Juhani Pallasmaa.

Her entry, titled 'Conservation Versus Modernisation in Romania  — Through the Lens of Transylvania's Saxon Villages', has been published in the Architext book 'A World of Fragments: Essays on East and Central European Architecture'.

It is part of her ongoing research at Nottingham Trent University into these fascinating historic villages and the controversy surrounding their conservation by foreign agencies.


LaM pavilion in "Inflatable: Art, Architecture & Design"

Thibaut Devulder

Our inflatable pavilion for the Lille Museum of Modern Art is featured in Jacobo Krauel's new book "Inflatable: Art, Architecture & Design", published by Links.

Holding a creative space

Thibaut Devulder

The participatory arts magazine Mailout has published an article about our collaboration with artist Marcus Rowlands for our Lost Cuckoo public art project.

Written as a dialogue between Marcus, Tom and Thibaut, the article explores the role of artists and architects in the creative process and the idea of holding a creative space for public participation.

You can read the article on Scribd.

The full version of this issue of Mailout is also available online for purchase.

LaM article in the TensiNet newsletter

Thibaut Devulder

We have just received a copy of the latest newsletter from TensiNet, the European network for the design and realisation of tensile structures. This issue features an article about our award-winning inflatable pavilion for the Lille Museum of Modern Art (LaM).

The curvature of our double-skin inflatable structure, for the Lille Museum of Modern Art

Nice to be involved with the TensiNet people again. It's been a long time since I co-authored the chapter on the environmental design of tensile structures, in the European Design Guide for Tensile Surface Structures they published in 2004.

2hD shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards!

Thibaut Devulder

Our inflatable pavilion for the Lille Museum of Modern Art, in France, has just been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival Awards 2011. No need to say we are chuffed! We'll be presenting the project to the jury in Barcelona on 3rd November. We are shortlisted in the Display category, along with seven other projects from all around the world.

Our shortlisted pavilion at night, next to the Lille Museum of Modern Art and its sculpture park

Our shortlisted pavilion at night, next to the Lille Museum of Modern Art and its sculpture park

2hD in RIBA journal

Thibaut Devulder

A great article on East Midlands regional architecture practice has appeared in the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. It features 2hD's Alina Hughes talking about her dual roles in practice and education, and the importance for the region of retaining talented graduates.