This week's picks for London architecture and design events
This week is a chance to be inspired by the future, instead of getting caught up in the current climate. Talks and exhibitions focus on the potential found in the next generation of designers and of the possibilities created through new technology and new eyes, whilst exhibitions look at how we... View full entry
Honoring the "Maverick" British architects
Is there no architecture that can bare its soul without simultaneously crushing you with its ego, that stirs, moves, troubles, provokes, inspires? [...]
A glimmer of an alternative is suggested by Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture, an installation opening next week [...]
The installation is designed by the architect Alex Scott-Whitby, previously best known for proposing that the spires of City of London churches be adapted to make creative workspaces.
"Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture" runs at London's Royal Academy of Art from January 26 through April 20, and features the work of FAT, Robert Smythson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Zaha Hadid, James Stirling, and many others.Related news:Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in... View full entry
Architecture at London’s Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2014
Got a day to spend in London this summer? Go and immerse yourself in the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition 2014 which opened to the public last month.
The annual event — held every year without interruption since 1769 — prides itself as the world’s largest open submission exhibition. The program aims to provide an international platform for emerging and established artists in various disciplines ranging from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.
The Summer Exhibition 2014 will be on display until Sunday, August 17. View full entry
Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy
The pre-fabricated, flatpack homes of Pritzker laureate Richard Rogers are a centerpiece for his 50-year retrospective, “Richard Rogers: Inside Out”, currently at London's Royal Academy of Arts until Oct. 13. The homes, which are an adaptation of his 2007 Oxley Woods housing... View full entry
“Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined” at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014
The name of the upcoming exhibit "Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined" at London's Royal Academy of Arts is pretty straightforward. But the task behind it? Not quite.
The RA is bringing together some of architecture's most visionary minds around the globe for one challenging objective: Give a new perspective on architecture.
"Sensing Spaces" will feature a notable group of architects: Grafton Architects, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kengo Kuma, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, two Pritzker Prize laureates Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza, and Li Xiaodong, whose Liyuan Library ShowCase... View full entry