One & Other at Trafalgar Square
The fourth plinth got an interactive take this year initiated by famous british artist-sculptor Antony Gormley. Lots of media coverage was brought to the participants' actions. When I arrives last night, a man was playing tai-chi -
While people who get the chance to have their 1 hour on the plinth are showing how imaginative they could be and those watching definitely enjoy the acts, it is a pity that the overwhelming safety concern has resulted in an enormous safety net surrounding the plinth, which completely outcast the tiny person standing on the plinth and deprived of any beauty whoever performs up there...
Perhaps Antony or the organiser should have given a bit more endeavours to come up with a better safety solution.
the project office on site
The Driftwood AA Pavilion 2009
Students in Unit 2 of The Architecture Association in London have completed this year's summer pavilion based on a concept by 3rd year student Danecia Sibingo.
The pavilion styles like Thomas Heatherwick's works, the morphing & steamlined slices create an unique focal point at the venue (Bedford Square) and blends well into the surrounding period blocks and trees -
The pavilion would open till 25.07.2009
full photo set here
Further Reading -
Official website of One & Other with live webcast on who's on the plinth & what he/she's doing
Dezeen's article on the AA Pavilion with some making-of pics
Creative Review's article on the AA Pavilion
AA Pavilions 2008 - photo set