Nope, it's not some long-forgotten 60s band, but the name of a tower designed by 6a Architects in collaboration with fashion designer Eley Kishimoto that will be open to visitors in London's Covent Garden Piazza from Friday. Originally designed to promote the gallery space at the Architecture Foundation, it's making a reappearance as part of Somerset House's Skin + Bones exhibition. The pattern that adorns the outside of the tower was apparently inspired by Rapunzel's hair; climb up and you'll be rewarded with a rather sweet viewing gallery, six metres up in the air (but, alas, no hirsute ladies). Open until 20 July.
Although I think it sticks out like a sore thumb, I love the intricacies in the design work.
Just wanted to say what a beautiful piece of art this is! I love the use of the Rapunzel story to inspire this design - definitely a creative take on a classic fairytale for our modern day tastes. Thank you for sharing!
Well Mark, having just Googled 'hirsutism', I think I'd be quite relieved to to not find any hirsute ladies at the top of that tower.
I work next door to this site (Old Street, London), shame it hasn't existed for over 9 months at least. But loving the CNC work.
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