Marsyas sculpture with Anish Kapoor, Tate Modern Gallery, London Kapoor, 2002 'Anish had only worked on small projects [previously] and when he got the Tate commission, he contacted me about his plans for a large fabric structure.
Normally engineers stretch wires [to support fabrics] but here we used the fabric as a structure.
It was a marvellous experience shaping the fabric and getting down to the basics.' The structure spanned 140m and used 3,500m 2 of PVC coated polyester fabric stretched over three steel rings.
China Central Television, headquarters, Beijing, China.
Currently on site.
'In 1990 I started talking with Rem Koolhaas about how we'd do a high rise building. No-one wants to live on the lower floors of a high rise, so we thought a looped building would remove that hierarchy and would be easier to service. It's basically two cantilevers which are joined at the top with a piled raft foundation at the bottom.'
Proposed Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
'This will raise the game for all edge of London developments - giving design value to people.' Balmond is the design principal for the Battersea Project. One of the centrepieces will be a sunken theatre with a 30m high, 30m span glass atrium with no steel bracing.
The Serpentine Pavilion, Hyde Park, London, 2002 'It's like origami - only you slice it and then fold it up. It's based on algorithms with the simple rule that a strut passes from half way across one edge to a third point on the adjacent edge'.