Client Native Land, Stiff Trevellion Architects
Artist Hugo Dalton found inspiration for the exterior artwork at Regent House in the Roman road on which the building is situated and the soft swaying grasslands of nearby Hyde Park. The sculptural panels where conceived during Dalton’s exhibition in the in the Greek and Roman galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. Each work reimagines classical architecture of the future that merges high tech processes and his core belief in drawing with pencil and paper directly from life.
The artworks flowing forms bring an undulating elegance to the building, based in Greek architectural precedents and alluding to dual role of the buildings public and private residential areas. For Regent House Dalton created a suite of abstract linear drawings of longs grass stems as they moved in the breeze. He then selected and orientated one to echo the architectural detailing of the building. The final work was then carved by master craftsmen in Italy to create three monumental panels.