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:-

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

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Non-members Varnishing Day

We had Non-members Varnishing Day today which gives non-members an opportunity to see where their work has been hung and a first chance to see and assess the exhibition.   The theme is duos – those artists who work in partnership – although I’m not absolutely convinced that one would realise this if one wasn’t told it:-

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Outside Ron Arad’s Spyre was waving at the spectators, but not in the sun:-

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