Town and Concrete is architect Cyril Lancelin who started this creative studio in 2016. Mr Lancelin practices *Parametric design. (in layman’s terms: He creates his designs with geometrical shapes on which he sets a bunch of calculations, or algorithms, loose) Lancelin creates projects; he imagines art Installations and private houses. We feel that on one hand they look friendly, almost childlike or made for children, and on the other hand they seem brutalist 1970s monsters. The “Green Chapel”, for instance, is an inflatable one, just as House “hemi” it is ‘situated’ in Normandy, France. The installation ‘chain’ is travelling from place to place (we guess it’s inflatable as well). The House ‘hill’; an outdoor shaded patio with parametric walls as limits, is imagined in Los Angeles, USA.
We aren’t quite sure how many of these creations are actually made, because we only could find renderings made by ‘Town and Concrete’, (that answers our question probably) although the latest work “knot” seems to be: see that on designboom.com
Marc Jacobs/F/W 2014 runway show (photo by Allessandro Garofalo)
A new kind of glamour, a combination of shimmering, girly, sex, fairy tales, romance and sci-fi. Lots of white with pastels and skin colors for a romantic touch. At the Marc Jacobs show ruffles (ruffles were also a key devise at the Marni show and at Guy Laroche at Lanvin) at Watanabe) and transparency were combined with retro sixties sci-fi, make sure to click that link, it’s a very interesting show. (all runway images are taken from style.com)