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Elektron

Shortlisted for Elektron, residential development on Canary Wharf.  Installation designed to reflect the history, themes and activities of its location: the Meridian. 

Client: Barratt Homes

Agent: Formation Architects

Materials: Stainless steel tube, cast clear resin with LED up lighting and flush floor lighting channels.

Height: 8 metres (scale model with LED lights)

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Concept

My aim with this project was to develop an installation that reflected the commonality of the history, themes and activities of its location: the Meridian, time, electricity, the Thames and man’s compulsion to understand the physical world in which he lives. 

This commonality was reflected by patterns that explain the explosion and transfer of energy at all levels. These patterns are also present in activities and instruments developed to aid man’s attempts to map and understand the world – from the vast scale of the meridian to the smallest timepieces needed to utilise it.

Infinity Bubble set out to explore some aspects of these mind-boggling phenomena in a visually playful language and in an interactive form that both reflected on and responded to the world around it. Through the use of light, bright, interactive contemporary materials it aimed to fascinate and stimulate thought about some of the most fundamental questions we pose.

Four Seasons Hotels

Mosaic Sculptures and Wings Sculptures commissioned by Four Seasons Hotels for their new  'Anahita' Spa Hotel, Mauritius.

Client: Fours Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Wings Sculptures

Materials: Bronze resin on a steel and fibreglass frame

Height: 3.6 metres

Mosaic Sculpture

Materials: mosaic and stainless steel

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Brian Wilson Homes

Large sweeping wing sculptures to mark the creation of a new housing development.

Client: Brian Wilson Homes     

Materials: Marble resin

Height: 2.8 metres


Scarlet Hotel

Welcome sculptures and Crescent Bench for new boutique hotel in North Cornwall.

Client: The Scarlet Hotel

Welcome sculpture

Materials: Bronze resin and steel

Height: 1.9 metres

Entrance sculpture

Materials: Bronze and brass strips

Height: 2.0 metres

Crescent Bench

Materials: Marble composite with stainless steel leg

Length 160 cm, Height 54 cm

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After site visits and many cups of coffee these were the initial designs for client approval;

SAS George Wimpey UK

Central sculpture for housing development at former SAS Base, celebrating their service, dedication and achievements.

Client: Wimpey Homes UK.

Agent: CSA Environmental Planning.

Materials: Stainless steel and bronze resin.

Height: 4.85 metres

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Design

I was commissioned to create a piece of work that reflected the SAS whilst avoiding any memorial connotations.  The sculpture is a celebration of the service, dedication and achievements of the SAS during their time at the Bradbury Base.

I provided engineers drawings and specifications for the sculpture's galvanised steel framework, concrete foundation and fixings and was responsible for all site works and installation. 

 

Scale model of proposed sculpture





Work on the stainless steel element of the sculpture




Site installation

       

Ben Barrell / +44 7970 872435 / info@benbarrell.co.uk