MINIMAL COMPLEXITY

20 - 23/09/2012 @ Central Saint Martins

Award-winning Romanian architect Vlad Tenu exhibits in this year’s London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural and design talent in the UK capital. Presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute, the project is part of the British Council’s International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012, a global gathering of projects that investigate architecture and design from across the world, within the London 2012 Festival.

Composed of 2368 laser-cut gauge aluminum pieces, Tenu’s large-scale sculptural installation ‘Minimal Complexity’ is a product of architectural research focused on the form-finding and fabrication of minimal surface structures. Computationally generated, the surfaces use an algorithmic process inspired by principles of self-organisation found in nature. Such surfaces have applications in architecture, product design and even fashion design.

The work is currently on display at 201 Bishopsgate EC2M 3AB, until 23 September. "Minimal Complexity" featured in the King’s Cross Hub of the Festival at Granary Building until 3 August.

Vlad Tenu is a Romanian architect based in London. His ongoing research focuses on generative computational methods, digital fabrication techniques and interactive design. ‘Minimal Complexity’ has been awarded an AIA Houston Design Award for “Divine Detail” in 2012 and won the REPEAT competition in Houston in 2011. 

When: 20 August – 23 September, daily 10.00 – 17.00

Where: 201 Bishopgate, London EC2M 3AB

Free.