Quote:In front of the Post Office in Borough High Street there used to be a flower kiosk. The kiosk was made of wood and was burned down three times. East thought it would be good to make a steel kiosk that would resist burning and improve the way the space worked for the public. Once we had designed the kiosk there were a few obstacles to getting it built. The Post Office planning consultants tried to make it look like a piece of heritage design, the Post Office thought it was too expensive, and then the site was sold to a private owner who didn't want the kiosk even if they were given it free; they were much too busy. Then, in an international travelling exhibition called Space Invaders, a small scale model of the kiosk was used to help explain how complicated architecture can be, and how simple too. Later, it was modelled again to form part of East's proposal to fill the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with objects that had not been realised in London. The kiosk was becoming famous. And now, having travelled the world, the kiosk is ready to be built in Acton. After managing to persuade the community that it is necessary to have a kiosk to support the local market, finding someone to run it, getting someone to make it, getting someone else to install it, getting someone else to make an electrical connection, and agreeing the right colour to paint it with the conservation officers, it will be ready in August 2005; serving flowers to those who have other things to think about than kiosks.
mickysalt wrote:To be honest, I don't find that kiosk gob smacking.
mickysalt wrote:The truth is the best thing about a flower stall is the flowers .
mickysalt wrote:pathetic spick sculpture
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