Dezeen Debate features "a solution to all modernist buildings"

Ibrahim Mahama barbican installation

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features an installation by Ibrahim Mahama that covers London’s Barbican Centre. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Ghanaian artist Mahama worked with hundreds of craftspeople to produce Purple Hibiscus, a handsewn installation of bespoke pink cloth adorning the lakeside terrace of London’s brutalist Barbican Centre.

Commenters discussed the project, with one remarking, “It’s a truly great way to waste resources, money, and labour.” Another commenter expressed a hopeful sentiment, stating: “I hope this becomes a solution to all modernist buildings.

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Humanise campaign creates “boring alter-egos” of UK landmarks

Other stories in this week’s newsletter that fired up the comments section include “boring” versions of UK landmarks created for Thomas Heatherwick’s Humanise campaign, the findings of a report into the collapse of a 10-year-old mass-timber bridge and an interview with FAME Collective founder Tumpa Husna-Yasmin.

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