Heatherwick Studio is an architectural and design studio that are responsible for the 2012 Olympic cauldron, London’s new bus design and the UK pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
The building above is the design for a new learning hub at the University of Singapore. Like many of their designs the look feels completely natural. It has hints of all sorts of natural structures; ant nests, bamboo etc. and has a futuristic element much more preferable than a space age look.
The design team had noted a problem with university buildings and built a modern space that student will be inspired to be in. ‘University buildings have ceased to be the only site where students are able to source educational texts, and have become unappealing spaces with endless corridors, no natural daylight and only hints of other people’s presence.’
Another redesigned structure is Teeside biomass power station. As well as looking like a volcanic island the design of the power station increases efficiency and reduces noise pollution.
Because the power station is completely safe people will be able to walk amongst the landscape and some way up the sloped grass edges.
One of their most recent projects is ‘The Garden Bridge’. A bridge acoss the Thames that will also act as a park.
You can see a video about the bridge presented by Joanna Lumley here. Also on heatherwick.com you can see the worlds most beautiful distillery, a staircase that flows like a river and many other outstanding designs.