Piercy Conner: Muybridge design for 2012 Olympic Village

Piercy Conner design

‘Muybridge’ mould ready for the precast concrete to be cast

The running man pattern on Piercy Conner’s facade for the 2012 Olympic Athletes Village was developed by ‘re-animating’ Muybridge’s photographs before capturing the individual frames to form an intricate pattern. This pattern is reproduced as fine grooves in the concrete cladding panels.

linear representation of the movement

Original sequence from Animal Locomotion

Piercy Conner Architects & Designers, London.


Posted here by Stephen Herbert