Neil Tomlinson – Radical ThinkingWhich radical thinkers have been an inspiration to you in your career?
The radical thinkers or influencers that made early impressions certainly weren’t all from architecture, though most were in the arts. As a teenager, I was struck by the discipline of Rodney Mullen in the mastery of the art glibly termed ‘skateboarding’. In design, I was drawn to the analytical purity of Marc Newson and the graphics of Peter Saville. In cinema, it was Stanley Kubrick, who I thought had the same approach to composition and clarity as Mies van der Rohe in architecture. These highly self-controlled artists were tempered by more maverick characters, like modern-day Fagin Malcolm McClaren, whose influence, together with Vivienne Westwood, spanned everything from fashion and retail to music.
FX / September 2019
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Markets - Past, Present & Future‘Human beings are social creatures. They enjoy leaving home and benefiting from the social contact shopping offers and they like to browse, graze, touch, feel and test what they are going to buy. Convenience, although a major driver, is not the only powerful factor at work here.’
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Neil Tomlinson - My Inspiration‘In our masterplanning work, we are often influenced by Jerde. Every scheme we undertake, ranging from townscapes and airports to retail environments or any other category of placemaking, all have the inevitable common thread of being inhabited by the anthropology of the human and possibly their choice of transport while moving through space and negotiating physical objects.’
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