As part of the London Festival of Architecture, the Victoria & Albert Museum have filled their glorious courtyard with chinese screens by Yung Ho Chang. Different artists are regularly invited to create a work for the museum’s John Madejski Garden. It is an open space with green grass, a cafe and a pond in the middle of the Victorian museum.
The screens are made from green recyclable plastic paving blocks, commonly used in construction all over China. They create a green and sumptuous looking series of free standing walls, similar to the screenings used in traditional chinese garden design. They turn a utilitarian material into something attractive and different. This Beijing-born architect studied in the US and established China's first private architectural firm, Atelier FCJZ. His firm is concerned with "ecology, reuse, and historical continuity as ignited by contemporary conditions." Watch for his name in the architectural world of stars. :: London Festival of Architecture