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Jon Scott Blanthorn

He is a architecture and design writer with a self-confessed unhealthy obsession with Zaha Hadid.   What do you do: Architecture and Design Writer  Favourite designer: Philippe Starck for both functionality and childlike enthusiasm but also the Eames’ for setting a universal benchmark.  Favourite design destination: London Inspiration: The courtyard of the Royal Academy of […]



BY jesse

September 6th, 2010


jon scott blanthorn

He is a architecture and design writer with a self-confessed unhealthy obsession with Zaha Hadid.

 

What do you do: Architecture and Design Writer 

Favourite designer: Philippe Starck for both functionality and childlike enthusiasm but also the Eames’ for setting a universal benchmark. 

Favourite design destination: London

Inspiration: The courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts in London has a special balance of historic classicism and exciting new ideas. And it offers tranquility amid the chaos of Piccadilly. 

Work in progress: Two upcoming civic projects by Zaha Hadid: the Pierres Vives in Montpellier, France and the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Azerbaijan. I have an unhealthy obsession with her. I like to think she mixes shapes found in the natural and formal sciences with Ken Adam’s set pieces.

Other areas of interest: New travel destinations, biographies of great dead people, 70’s soul and pop music, British sitcoms, cake.


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