Monday, May 14, 2018

Design: Will Alsop, Architecture's "Pixie" Dies

British architect Will Alsop, described as "one of architecture's biggest characters and talents", has died at the age of 70 after a short illness.
Alsop, most recently the founder of architecture firm All Design, died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 12 May 2018.
The architect was known for his colourful, expressive and playful designs and his warm, generous spirit. Among his best-known buildings is Peckham Library in London, which won UK architecture's biggest accolade, the Stirling Prize, in 2000.

Will Alsop died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 12 May 2018. Photo is by Malcolm Crowthers

Architects and designers took to social media to offer condolences as word of his death spread on Sunday.
Architect Charles Holland tweeted: "I think Will's work invigorated and energised British architecture and challenged its more tedious tendencies towards piousness. His buildings were formally bold, thoroughly audacious and huge fun."
Sam Jacob, who was previously a member of architecture firm FAT along with Holland, wrote that Alsop was "really one of the most (and maybe only) generous architects of the baby-boomer generation".
London School of Architecture founder Will Hunter described Alsop as "my first boss and such a generous supporter". He said: "Loved spending time with him and his subversive spirit and energy".

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