Throughout his career, Balmond has simultaneously pioneered and mastered cross-disciplinary thinking. Released in 2013, Crossover,the highly anticipated successor to the popular informal,allows the reader a glimpse into this unique practice. Covering the whole spectrum of Balmond’s inventive projects, Crossover takes the reader on a journey from concept to design and finally, the finished article.
By means of sketches, drawings, project plans and never seen before journal notes, Crossover reveals Balmond’s creative process. As well as including critical international projects such as the Serpentine Pavilions, the Olympic tower ArcelorMittal Orbit and the iconic CCTV tower in Beijing, Crossover also features five theoretical chapters.