Kris Provoost (b. 1987) is a Belgian-born photographer, currently designing and documenting buildings in order to better understand the world. After graduating in 2010, he relocated to Beijing, working for Zaha Hadid and Buro Ole Scheeren, before moving over to Shanghai for GMP Architekten. Complementing a knowledge in architectural infrastructure, Provoost’s images merge the analytical with the creative – surveying glassy monuments with an eye for anatomic detail. The following pages provide a sea of manmade textures and lines, following the curvature of city icons and the angles of office blocks. Featured projects include the 632-metre-high Shanghai Tower and Heatherwick Studio’s UK Pavilion, which was themed around the future of cities and their relation to nature in busy spaces. Beautifying dissected forms, Provoost draws attention to the pavilion’s intriguing surface – where 250,000 seeds are implanted into acrylic hairs – merging the organic with the engineered. www.krisprovoost.com.
Design Museum marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Imagine Moscow explores the city as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects.
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Artist Marcus Lyon
Marcus Lyon, shortlisted artist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 28 May to discuss his photographic practice, process and involvement in the art world.