Conrad Shawcross forays into architecture with faceted tower that “defies definition”

British artist Conrad Shawcross has installed a 49-metre-high structure around the soon-to-be built chimneys of an energy centre on Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. Shawcross collaborated with Danish architecture firm CF Møller to design The Optic Cloak, commissioned by Knight Dragon, the developer overhauling the peninsula. The monumental structure, which is only three metres deep, is designed to disguise the chimneys of the energy centre, which will provide sustainable energy for the surrounding houses.