Eliana Tomaz

Richard Wilson's "Square The Block" @ LSE, London.

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When you think you’re looking at “another building”, look again. You might find a contemporary intervention right around the corner.

For months I’ve been planning to go to Kingsway in Holborn (London) to photograph Richard Wilson’s latest intervention, which I passed by many times but never had my camera with me.

It is a permanent installation with an expected life span of about 40 years, located on the corner of the London School of Economic’s (LSE) New Academic Building.

Many things are said about his work, but what really makes me to love it, is the way he challenges how I perceive space, both functionally as well as aesthetically.

Interesting thoughts crossed my mind when I was taking this photograph.

I love the deconstructive aesthetics on just an elegant façade.

Sardinia Street's view.

It would quite amazing if the wall where the street plaques are was in clear glass, as if the Sculptor pushed up the stone blocks.

“Wilson likes to think of buildings, concrete and stone as being temporary, evolving in skilled hands – he is fascinated by the possibility that permanent structures could be adapted and changed, a ‘slow event’” – Blueprint Magazine.

Kingsway overview (making sure I would include two famous british icones - the red telephone box and the black cab).
{little side note: the way the telephone boxes are placed as if they're guarding the entrance is about perfect}

Another amazing spatial installation @ Saatchi Gallery in London worth to spend time at.