New architecture is increasingly influenced by animal forms, contends Hugh Aldersey-Williams in Zoomorphic, New Animal Architecture. The book looks at a ‘rash of buildings inspired by bizarre animals’ and its 260 illustrations feature work from Renzo Piano, Santiago Calatrava and Foster & Partners. It has been produced to accompany the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Zoomorphic exhibition, which incorporates architectural models, sketches and images of more than 40 buildings, alongside stuffed animal specimens. The book, published by Laurence King and designed by Godfrey Design, will be available from 19 September when the exhibition opens at the V&A.
The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023.
The updated international logo is a “true reflection of the Dutch mentality” and is central to a brand strategy based around openness, inventiveness and inclusivity.
The redesign aims to attract “new, younger and more culturally diverse audiences” to the 118-year-old magazine, while avoiding confusion with The Times newspaper.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries spans over 500 years of medical objects.