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VICTORY AT ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS
We are proud to announce that Balmond Studio was awarded Best Hotel - Architectural Design, at the Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) last week. The project nominated for this award, Jetwing Surf - Pottuvil, is an eco-luxury resort design that employs a highly perceptive blend of vernacular and sustainable techniques with modern amenities and insightful experiential design. ...Read More
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SPECTRUM UNVEILED IN TORONTO
The brand new 88 Scott development in the culturally rich neighbourhood of St. Lawrence is now officially home to Balmond’s latest work of art, Spectrum. Resembling a chromatic cloud of light and reflection, it appears to hover at the ceiling of the public atrium in the large-scale mixed-purpose development. ...Read More
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ARPEGGIO ARRIVES AT HISTORIC CHICAGO STATION
Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel was present at a ceremony to mark an important milestone in the $203 million Wilson Station reconstruction project. Highlighting the occasion was the special reveal of Balmond's Arpeggio, an artwork commissioned specially for the historic project. ...Read More
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BALMOND WINS GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Cecil Balmond was recently honoured for his professional achievements by Derana media network in the country of his birth. The annual Ada Derana Sri Lankan of The Year Awards recognises the contribution of Sri Lankans both globally and domestically in their respective fields. ...Read More
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INFINITA, AI WEIWEI AND AMSTERDAM
It’s official, Balmond Studio's Infinita light sculpture will be a headlining feature at the Amsterdam Light Festival this December. Chosen from hundreds of entries, Infinita will be our debut entry into the festival. ...Read More
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INFORMAL IN TEXAS
The University of Texas School of Architecture is the latest stop for Balmond’s international travelling informal exhibition. ...Read More
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CONVERSATIONS IN TIME
What is the purpose or role of art in an age of accelerating social change and environmental uncertainty? This question is at the heart of Suzi Gablik’s book Conversations Before the End of Time, from 1995. Cecil Balmond revisits this integral question, more than 20 years later, in conversation with Professor Tom Nielsen of Aarhus School of Architecture. ...Read More
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LA CELEBRATES FREEDOM
Los Angeles came alive on Tuesday night, as it usually does on the 4th of July. However, there was a special highlight this year, Cecil Balmond's Freedom Sculpture was unveiled in front of 50,000 people ...Read More
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OFF THE BEATEN PATH WITH JEEP
As part of the campaign for the upcoming Compass 2017 reveal in Geneva, Jeep conducted a series of exclusive interviews with designers and innovators including Cecil Balmond ...Read More
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REVOLUTION IN MUMBAI
Cecil Balmond is due to visit India's largest city as Icon Speaker for the tenth edition of the 361° Design Conference. This year's theme, Architectural Revolution, will explore the challenges that designers and architects face in a rapidly evolving urban environment and how modern systems and tools can play an essential role in the quest for resilient design ...Read More
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COMPLEXITY AND CONVENTION MOVES TO YALE
Complexity and Convention, the final show of the critically-acclaimed exhibition series, Archaeology of the Digital, will be moving to Yale University from December to May 2017. Curated by US architect and critic, Greg Lynn, and organised by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) ...Read More
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TRANSFORMATION SLDF 2016
Design isn't definitive. It's exploration. Balmond Studio carries this message wherever we go. The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2016 was an ideal platform to share our philosphy. However we didn't do it in the traditional, promotional sense.Balmond Studio designed the front facade ...Read More
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INFORMAL IN MILAN​
Following its success at the University of Virginia, informal  goes transatlantic to Mi/ARCH in Milan. Organised by the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, the event covers progressive architectural trends and design thinking. informal  is a different kind of exhibition. ...Read More
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NATIONAL TAICHUNG THEATRE
A decade since it was first designed, the National Taichung Theatre finally had its official opening on 30th September 2016. The product of a Toyo Ito & Associates collaboration with Cecil Balmond and Arup, the building’s free-form geometry has been constructed to realise its ‘coral-like’ structure in ...Read More
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DESIGN DIALOGUES
A great way to nurture creativity is through exchange and exploring different perspectives. As part of our ongoing initiative to engage the design community, we had interior design students from Academy of Design (AOD), Sri Lanka over at the studio for a day. ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO LAUNCHES NEW BRAND IDENTITY
New brand. New possibilities. We’ve launched our new brand identity. The branding evolution coincides with our continued growth into Asia and the United States. The branding isn’t a separate entity, distinct from our architecture or Balmond’s public art. ...Read More
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BALMOND TO SPEAK AT ULTRATRAVEL FORUM 2016
This year’s edition of Ultratravel Forum, organised in partnership with TTG Media will feature Cecil Balmond among several other eminent designers. ...Read More
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BALMOND WINS THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION MEDAL IN ARCHITECTURE, 2016
The University of Virginia has chosen Cecil Balmond OBE for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, 2016. ...Read More
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TAKING DESIGN TO THE MASSES
Design exists in relation to us. A balance between space, form and spirit. It’s about our relationship with the world. When we look at design in this way, questions of psychology, sociology, sustainability, function and aesthetics come into play. ...Read More
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TALKING DESIGN
How can we promote creative thinking and play an active role in the growth of the design community? We explored these themes by conducting an in-house workshop for graphic design students from Academy of Design (AOD), Sri Lanka. ...Read More
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FASHION. A NEW HORIZON
Expansive thinking always takes us further. How can we change things? What can we do differently? Where are new opportunities? These are the questions that drive us. ...Read More
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INSIDE & OUT AT THE SLDF
Balmond Studio is known for creating architecture that defies convention. We also design interiors – and it’s time to tell the world. ...Read More
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FREEDOM: A SHARED DREAM
Balmond wins sculpture in City of Angels. ...Read More
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IN THE PASSPORT. IN THE CULTURAL ZEITGEIST
The function of a UK passport is clear ‘..to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance’. But it’s about so much more than just functionality. The design has always showcased icons of British culture for the world to see. ...Read More
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AOD INTERNSHIP SCHEME
To nurture a culture of research and investigation, we have to go back to the grass roots. Balmond Studio has joined the internship scheme at the Sri Lankan Academy of Design (AOD) offering work placements for students. ...Read More
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TORONTO WIN
Cecil has won a commission to create a special artwork for Toronto, Canada! Called Spectrum, it will adorn 88 Scott, a new development by Concert Properties. A shimmering cloud of light, colour and volume, it is inspired by the golden ratio. ...Read More
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WE WON, AGAIN!
Cecil Balmond has been selected to contribute a visionary new public artwork as part of a transformational redesign of the former Common Center Plaza and Perseverance Park site in Syracuse, New York. ...Read More
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ANOTHER WIN!
Iowa City’s long search for an artist to create the signature public artwork for the City comes to an exciting conclusion with the selection of Cecil Balmond. ...Read More
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE – CECIL BALMOND IN CONVERSATION WITH ART CRITIC JULIAN ROSE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF ARTFORUM
In an exclusive interview Cecil Balmond opens up about his approach, outlining a new realm where both coding and intuition coexist in the act of creating. ...Read More
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UNBOUNDED: CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF H_EDGE
On Tuesday 16th September, Balmond Studio will be hosting a reception to celebrate 10 years of Cecil Balmond’s acclaimed sculpture H_Edge, along side an exhibition of original artwork. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND WINS NEW ART COMMISSION FOR CHICAGO’S WILSON STATION
We are thrilled to announce that Cecil Balmond has been chosen to create a new art piece for Chicago’s Wilson station! The Chicago Transit Authority has announced a reconstruction of the station which will include artwork by Cecil. ...Read More
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H_EDGE COMES TO SPITALFIELDS, LONDON
H_Edge launches in Spitalfields, London and will be on display until October 20th. Be sure to come down and see it! ...Read More
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HISTORY OF H_EDGE!
In anticipation of Cecil Balmond’s acclaimed sculpture H_Edge’s arrival in Spitalfields, London on the 21st July, We’re looking back at where else H_Edge has been… ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND’S ‘EQUILIBRIUM’ FEATURED IN TELEGRAPH LUXURY
Stephanie Hirschmiller from The Telegraph has given praise to Cecil’s recent works, H_edge and Strange Attractor, in the luxury section. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND ‘MASTER OF EQUILIBRIUM’
“Master of Equilibrium: Cecil Balmond” – Ferragamo ...Read More
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NEW WORK STRANGE ATTRACTOR REVEALED IN FLORENCE
Cecil Balmond unveils new sculpture, Strange Attractor, at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Italy, as part of their Equilibrium exhibition opening 19th June 2014! ...Read More
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NEW WORK TO BE EXHIBITED AT SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MUSEUM ALONGSIDE H_EDGE
In addition to Cecil’s new art piece, we will be exhibiting H_edge in the Piazza di Santa Trinita, just outside of the Ferragamo Museum. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND TALKS TO URBAN REALM ABOUT STAR OF CALEDONIA
“You shouldn’t try to please people, nor should you try to shock them. I think they’re both very simplistic positions. You should do what is right to activate that site.” Cecil Balmond ...Read More
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ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
The ArcelorMittal Orbit opens to the public this Saturday! You can get your tickets here: ...Read More
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ACROBATICS AT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
Balmond Studio’s Ryan Szanyi was able to capture some amazing acrobatics at the ArcelorMittal Orbit last night. ...Read More
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STAR OF CALEDONIA – NOT JUST A LANDMARK, BUT A POWERFUL SYMBOL
“The Star of Caledonia will not just be a landmark for Scotland, but a powerful symbol of the vitality of this region as a centre of artistic excellence.” ...Read More
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BBC RADIO 4 ‘A PLACE CALLED HOME’
Cecil appeared on the BBC Radio 4 program “Something Understood: A Place Called Home” talking about his family home. It originally aired Feb 16 at 6:05 and 23:30. ...Read More
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JOHN HILL’S FULL REVIEW OF CROSSOVER
“…great things are still to come for Balmond and the architects he works with.” ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO’S YELDA GIN LECTURES AT CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART
Last week Balmond Studio’s Yelda Gin gave a lecture at the Chelsea College of Art as part of a contextual practice lecture series. ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO IS ON INSTAGRAM
Balmond Studio is now on Instagram! We will be posting photos of studio life from our different offices. You can find us @Balmondstudio ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO & STRELKA INSTITUTE, MOSCOW
While on a site visit in Moscow, Balmond Studio’s Ryan Szanyi was able to chat with the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. You can read about it here ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO WINS AWARD FROM ACADIA!
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence in Digital Practice from ACADIA! ...Read More
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CROSSOVER WEBSITE IS LIVE
Our Crossover website is live! Take part and enter to win one of five (5) copies of Crossover signed by Cecil Balmond. ...Read More
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NBC NEWS NAME ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT IN THEIR TOP 10 LANDMARKS TO SEE!
NBC news has named the ArcelorMittal Orbit as one of the top ten world landmarks to see! ...Read More
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CARLOS JIMENEZ FILMS CECIL IN THE STUDIO
Last week we spent some time filming with Carlos Jimenez for our promotion of Cecil’s latest book, Crossover. ...Read More
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WATCH CECIL BALMOND’S CNN TALK ASIA SEGMENT HERE!
CNN’s Monita Rajpal walks the streets of Hong Kong with acclaimed structural engineer and designer Cecil Balmond. The man who brought to life some of the world’s most innovative structures opens up about his collaborations on the CCTV building in Beijing and London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit. ...Read More
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CATCH CECIL BALMOND ON CNN TALK ASIA THIS FRIDAY
We are excited to announce Cecil’s interview with Monita Rajpal for CNN’s Talk Asia will air this Friday! Keep an eye out for the trailer. Here’s a behind the scene photo of their chat in Hong Kong ...Read More
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RESITE FESTIVAL RESULTS!
The results of reSITE festival’s 2.5 day dPAV workshop run by Cecil Balmond and Balmond Studio’s Tyson Hosmer are out! ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND’S RESITE LECTURE
For those of you who didn’t manage to make it to Prague for reSITE Festival you can now watch Cecil Balmond’s keynote lecture on ArchDaily… ...Read More
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SNOW WORDS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST US PUBLIC ART PROJECTS OF 2013!
Snow Words by Cecil Balmond has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects of 2013 in the USA by the Public Art Network Year in Review! A program of Americans for the Arts, the annual Year in Review program recognises the most exemplary, innovative, permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in the previous year. ...Read More
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CROSSOVER GOES TO PRINT!
“The task is over – CROSSOVER – exploring Metaphor vs Substance in recent projects and art work is done! The sequel to informal goes to print!” – Cecil Balmond ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND PROFILE IN CORDY HOUSE MAGAZINE
Read the exclusive interview and photo session with Cecil Balmond in London’s brand new culture focused Cordy House Magazine. ...Read More
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TIP PRODUCES A BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
TiP – Thinking in Practice – has a wonderful new website! Launched this week Issue 15 of TiP features world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, Head of Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design Jeremy Till, artist Jason Martin, futurists and educators Unknown Fields Division and archaeologist Peter Bellwood. ...Read More
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LIP – LEARNING IN PRACTICE – IS LAUNCHED!
LiP – Learning in Practice – is a brand new Balmond Studio initiative engaging with Universities, creative organisations and institutions from around the world. ...Read More
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STAR OF CALEDONIA RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL – BBC NEWS SCOTLAND
‘Planning officials are recommending approval for the Star of Caledonia public artwork, which would mark the Scotland-England border at Gretna.’ – BBC News Scotland. ...Read More
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新年快乐! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR FROM BALMOND STUDIO
Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you all health, happiness and prosperity for 2013 ...Read More
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SNOW WORDS FEATURED IN THE CURRENT ISSUE OF BLUEPRINT MAGAZINE
‘Designer and artist Cecil Balmond has sent his lightreactive sculpture Snow Words to Alaska to sit in a police support centre, as a piece of intriguing art and as a tribute to fallen officers.’ ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO VISIT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT WITH CECIL BALMOND
Balmond Studio and TiP teams visited the ArcelorMittal Orbit last week with Cecil Balmond who guided us through the entire project process and explained its unique geometry in detail. ...Read More
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STAR OF CALEDONIA FEATURES IN SUNDAY TIMES AND SUNDAY POST
‘Standing tall – The Star of Caledonia, a symbol of Scottish confidence, will greet millions of motorists in 2014 — the year of the country’s independence referendum’ – Sunday Times ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO DIRECTOR IS GUEST EDITOR OF THE LONDON ARCHITECTURE DIARY
TiP‘s Editor-In-Chief and Balmond Studio director Sarah Gormley is December’s Guest Editor of the London Architecture Diary. The editorial includes personal recommendations for the month ahead for architecture-related activities in London – and has a few festive suggestions too! ...Read More
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ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT FEATURES IN L’INDUSTRIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI
‘Torre panoramica’ by Italia Rossi describes the initial concept behind the Orbit’s design and how Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s sculpture came to be realised. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND FEATURES IN THE LUXEMBURGER WORT’S CULTURE PAGE
‘Cecil Balmond ist aber mehr als Ingenieur, Architekt und Designer – er ist auch Forscher, Dozent und Künstler.’ – ’Cecil Balmond is more than an engineer, architect and designer – he is also a researcher, lecturer and artist.’ The Luxemburger Wort features a Q&A with Cecil Balmond after attending his lecture at the ArcelorMittal HQ last month. Click Read More for full translation. ...Read More
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THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT FEATURES IN THE INDIAN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER
‘The stage is set. A mellowed red structure twists towards the sky, semi-detached in flight. Around it, London dissolves in a united front. ...Read More
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STAR OF CALEDONIA CHOSEN AS A PROJECT FOR DEVELOPMENT
Star of Caledonia is among sixteen projects for development announced by Creative Scotland today! The awards, for buildings and public art projects, will support organisations to develop ambitious new plans taking place across Scotland. ...Read More
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THREE PROPOSALS AS 130,000 PEOPLE VISIT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
More than 130,000 people who took in the views from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...Read More
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ALEX FRADKIN PHOTOGRAPHS ‘SNOW WORDS’
Alex Fradkin photographs ‘Snow Words’, Cecil Balmond’s new art work, commissioned by the Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND INTERVIEWED BY CCTV NEWS ABOUT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
“The Orbit is an idea of the energy of the Games” Cecil Balmond. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND WINS GG2′S HAMMER AWARD
Cecil Balmond was awarded the GG2 Hammer Award 2012 at their Leadership Awards ceremony on 21st November. ...Read More
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EXPLORE THE STRUCTURE OF THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT IN ARKETIPO MAGAZINE
‘A sculpture, a privileged observation point over the Olympic Park, a tourist attraction: these are the many functions of this 115m tower made of steel diagrid which uses 9km of tubular profiles and almost 900 joints.’ ...Read More
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ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT FEAURED IN TODAY’S THE TIMES
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MARK MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS CECIL BALMOND IN THEIR ‘AFTER THE GAMES’ ISSUE
“We were designing something that I thought London would enjoy. It’s provocative, it’s in your face, it’s not a polite thing. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND RECEIVES AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY
Cecil Balmond received an honorary Doctorate of Science today, 25th July, from the University of Southampton where he obtained his BSc in 1965. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND’S PORTRAIT UNVEILED TODAY AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Cecil Balmond’s portrait by Jillian Edelstein was unveiled today Thursday 19th July at the National Portrait Gallery in London. ...Read More
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AA’S FULCRUM FEATURES THE ARCELOR MITTAL ORBIT IN THE 15TH ISSUE TALKING TOWERS
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CECIL BALMOND DISCUSSES THE ORBIT IN THE TIMES OF INDIA
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CECIL BALMOND FEATURED IN THE SOHO HOUSE MAGAZINE
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TIP (THINKING IN PRACTICE) LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE!
We are very pleased to announce that the new TiP website is ready. ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO AT ‘INTERSECTIONS’ SYMPOSIUM
Tyson Hosmer of Balmond Studio will be presenting this coming Friday (June 1st) at a symposium hosted by the New York City College of Technology. ...Read More
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‘ANALEMMA’ AT BOFFO SHOW HOUSE
We are currently showing Analemma, our 4D animation, at BOFFO Show House in New York! ...Read More
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THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT OFFICIALLY UNVEILED!
After 18 months of construction The ArcelorMittal Orbit has officially been unveiled! ...Read More
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NEXUS BY BALMOND STUDIO AT WALLPAPER HANDMADE, SALONE 2012
Beauty lies in the abstract logic of connectivities – a nexus through which space and form emerge. ...Read More
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NEW BALMOND STUDIO ANIMATIONS TO BE SHOWCASED IN THE BOFFO SHOW HOUSE
We have been busy working on a series of animations and are pleased to announce that they will be showcased in the BOFFO Show House this year! ...Read More
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ARCHITECTS AT BALMOND STUDIO WIN 3RD PRIZE AT GLOBAL HOLCIM AWARDS 2012!
Huge congratulations to Balmond Studio architects Povilas Cepaitis and Diego Ordoñez, who have just won 3rd prize at the Global Holcim Awards 2012! ...Read More
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TIP: THINKING IN PRACTICE
Every month, Balmond Studio publishes TiP (Thinking in Practice). It is entirely separate from the studio’s work, acting as a forensic in aesthetics, intelligence and identity including essays, Q&A’s, profile pieces and so on. ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND LECTURE AT THE COLOMBO ART BIENNALE 2012
Cecil Balmond will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Art and Architecture’ at the Colombo Art Biennale 2012 at 4:30pm on Saturday 18th February. The lecture will be taking place at the Barefoot Gallery, Galle Road, Colombo 3. ...Read More
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THE TELEGRAPH: CECIL BALMOND AND ANISH KAPOOR VISIT THE ORBIT
Article from The Telegraph, Friday 20th January 2012. Image courtesy of ArcelorMittal. ...Read More
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THE ORBIT FEATURED IN ‘GAME CHANGER: BRITAIN PREPARES’
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have put together a documentary detailing Britain’s preparations for the London Olympic Games. Here’s the clip that features Cecil Balmond and Anish Kapoor talking about the design and realisation of the ArcelorMittal Orbit ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND INTERVIEWED FOR MONOCLE 24: THE MENU
Monocle 24 interviewed Cecil Balmond for ‘The Menu’, a weekly one-hour show about all things related to food. The segment can be found in Edition 6 at 33mins 20secs, and is available to download ...Read More
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KLAT MAGAZINE: PATRICK STEFFEN INTERVIEWS CECIL BALMOND, PART 2
Interview by Patrick Steffen, for KLAT Magazine, 22 November 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Europe ...Read More
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KLAT MAGAZINE: PATRICK STEFFEN INTERVIEWS CECIL BALMOND, PART 1
Interview by Patrick Steffen, for KLAT Magazine, 18 November 2011. Photograph: Balmond Studio ...Read More
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MONOCLE 24 INTERVIEWS CECIL BALMOND
Cecil Balmond was interviewed for Monocle’s on air radio service on 10/11/2011. The podcast for the interview can be found here; fast forward to 1h 02mins to hear Cecil Balmond’s section ...Read More
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THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT HAS FACED PLENTY OF CRITICISM – BUT IT’S A GROWER
Written by Jonathan Glancey, for The Guardian, Friday 28th October 2011. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND FEATURED IN ‘TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE NOW!’
The work of Cecil Balmond has been featured in ‘Temporary Architecture Now!’, written by Philip Jodidio and published by Taschen. ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO INTERN WINS 3RD PRIZE AT UIA STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
Balmond Studio intern Calvin Chua and his teammates (Kai Hian Ong, Brian Cheng and Eugene Tan) from the Architectural Association have been awarded 3rd Prize at the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) Student Design Competition. ...Read More
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LATEST PHOTOS FROM THE AM ORBIT SITE
The side loop of the ArcelorMittal Orbit has been put in place, meaning that the tower is only a couple of weeks away from completion. ...Read More
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FINANCIAL TIMES OLYMPIC LANDMARK GOES INTO ORBIT
Written by Peter Marsh, for the Financial Times, 29 September 2011 ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRINCE PHILIP DESIGNERS PRIZE 2011
Cecil Balmond has been shortlisted for the Prince Philip Designers Prize 2011, the winner of which will be announced on Tuesday 29th November. ...Read More
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BALMOND STUDIO ARCHITECTS WIN 1ST PRIZE AT REGIONAL HOLCIM AWARDS
Balmond Studio architects Povilas Cepaitis and Diego Ordoñez have won 1st prize in the “Next Generation” category at the Regional Holcim Awards 2011 Europe. ...Read More
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OLYMPIC ORBIT TRIUMPH OF PUBLIC ART OR PRIVATE VANITY
Written by Dave Hill, for The Guardian London Blog, 6 September 2011. Photograph: Dave Hill. ...Read More
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TOWER OF STRENGTH THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
Written by Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, 1 September 2011 ...Read More
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SNAKE OF STEEL
“THE engineering is the art, and the art is the engineering.” So says Cecil Balmond, structural engineer, designer and artist, who together with Turner prizewinning sculptor Anish Kapoor has created an innovative tower that challenges conventions in engineering and design to commemorate the 2012 Olympic games in London. ...Read More
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RECORDING ALL WRAPPED UP FOR ‘ICONIC GEOMETRY’
“In architecture & engineering some ideas have travelled through centuries, from the earliest of times to our present culture. They are basic building blocks to our thinking, shapes like the square, the triangle, and the circle”. ...Read More
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NEW PICTURES FROM THE ORBIT SITE
Orbit is going up fast… Here are the most recent photos from the site. ...Read More
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ORBIT, FLUX AND ANTI-GRAVITY. ITN FILMS AT BALMOND STUDIO
One of the UK’s biggest broadcaster, ITN, visits Balmond Studio in London to chat with Cecil. Topics include – Orbit, flux and anti-gravity.
The show will be aired next year – so you’ll have to wait a while yet to watch it! ...Read More
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CECIL BALMOND AND CHARLES JENCKS AT GRETNA LANDMARK PROJECT PRESS LAUNCH
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STAR OF CALEDONIA WIN!
A giant star has been selected as the winning design for a landmark sculpture on the Scotland-England border.

Cecil Balmond’s Star of Caledonia was chosen by the judges for the Border Crossing project at Gretna. ...Read More
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STAR OF CALEDONIA REVEALED!
Gretna panel meets today to select a winning art proposal. The results will be announced shortly. ...Read More
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‘STAR OF CALEDONIA’ IS UNVEILED FOR ‘THE GREAT UNKNOWN’ EXHIBITION
With themes of energy, power, science and Scottish identity. ‘The Great Unknown,’ will signify Scotland’s border with England and herald Dumfries and Galloway as the main national gateway into Scotland at Gretna. ...Read More
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THE ORBIT
“The Olympic project came by us (Anish and Balmond) sitting again and thinking: “What do we do?” Because the brief was calling for at least a hundred and twenty meter high tower. ...Read More
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