The Architecture Room

This year’s Architecture Room in the Summer Exhibition is on the theme of The Unbuilt, a good way of encouraging architects not to use the exhibition as an advertisement for their new work, but to encourage them to show their more conceptual thinking.   For example, I hadn’t seen David Chipperfield’s entry for the new set of cultural buildings in the Olympic Park, which he presented as a set of conceptual blocks made out of jesmonite:-


There’s a neo-1960s house on stilts designed by Richard Rogers:-


A wonderful crazy, but magnificent model by Will Alsop:-


And a big early painting by Zaha Hadid of the unbuilt Cardiff Opera House.


3 thoughts on “The Architecture Room

  1. Christopher Nevile says:

    I love old hot water cylinders, Christian Funnel made one into a six foot shark for me many years ago.
    It might look dandy in the entrance to Will Alsop’s tower block

  2. David French says:

    The Unbuilt Room is a real highlight and so much more interesting than the old format. Very good to see the portrait of Michael Manser there with his unbuilts, and so close to the introductory panel. Any chance of adding a second panel recording his death and contributions?

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