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'I have witnessed things that are interesting on paper but in human experiential terms, weak . . . That seems to be the more subtle, hard thing to nurture.'

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AWE-INSPIRING: The more tactile, touchy-feely quality to Mr Heatherwick's work could probably be because his education was more craft-based;redesigned London buses; the Learning Hub (above); UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

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AWE-INSPIRING: The more tactile, touchy-feely quality to Mr Heatherwick's work could probably be because his education was more craft-based; redesigned London buses; the Learning Hub; UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 (above).

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AWE-INSPIRING: The more tactile, touchy-feely quality to Mr Heatherwick's work could probably be because his education was more craft-based; redesigned London buses (above); the Learning Hub; UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Crafting in human experiential terms

Famous international designer Thomas Heatherwick, who has designed awe-inspiring buildings, is not saddled with the baggage of Modernist architectural dogma.
Mar 21, 2015 5:50 AM

THOMAS Heatherwick became famous almost overnight with his design for the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The awe-inspiring design beat close to 200 other national pavilions to clinch the "Best In Expo" prize, including one by Pritzker Prize winning architect Norman Foster whose

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