“Architecture and design’s task is to render vivid to us who we might ideally be.”
Alain de Botton, ‘The Architecture of Happiness’, 2006
One & All - a public art project to build a 21-meter high architectural sculpture as a serene space for quiet contemplation. To be funded through public subscription, One & All will stand as a concrete manifestation of a collective desire for a better world.
The aim is to receive one million individual donations, with each donation a symbolic expression of a personal desire for a brighter future. Each donor: one in a million!
Made from concrete, the sculpture reaches skyward. The central space, which bisects the structure, provides both the entrances to the interior and its fenestration. Illuminated by constantly changing natural light, the interior provides a contemplative visual experience.
Robb’s work arises from his interest in the human condition and how to communicate what we share as humans. Cries and Whispers, one of his first major works, made for his infant niece, after her mother’s unexpected death, is a womb / nest-like structure – made of felt. It was created to symbolize the comfort and security of motherly love. It now stands in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Robb read Political Economics at Glasgow University, before going on to take a postgraduate Masters in Design at the Royal College of Art, London.
The GOAL: 1 MILLION DONORS - ALL AGES NATIONALITIES AND FAITHS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD
The DEADLINE: 12.00 21ST DECEMBER 2012
The PROJECT: BUILT PANTHIEON FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The REASON: CELEBRATION OUR COMMON HUMANITY