The London Festival of Architecture is considered to be the largest event on the matter, a program filled with activities that promote conversations about architecture and the city. Under the “Boundaries” topic, the showing features more than 400 events and is carried out by a diverse mix of organizations and independent individuals.
The exhibition celebrates the city’s great architectural showings and the masterminds behind them. The program travels across London while presenting Festival Hubs, through which it delves into the key areas within the English capital, in order to explore them thoroughly. Each place offers the experience of attending a wide range of events in one neighborhood: London Bridge, Royal Docks, City of London, and Heart of London. They also offer a series of exhibitions that speak about architecture’s different branches.
Paper Castles (through June 30th)
Located at V&A (Museum of Art and Design)
The showing imagines alternate paths that wait for architecture in the future, floating over the past. 15 firms were invited to create a paper mock-up where each model establishes a dialogue with the rest, and what could be the future is projected among them. The participating firms are: OMMX, Hayatsu Architects, Office S&M, Madelon Vriesendorp, Interrobang, RESOLVE, Mobile Studio, WUH architecture, Makespace, Zaha Hadid Architects, PUP architects, Sarah Wigglesworth, Prince + Selasi, Office Sian.
aLL Design/ Will Alsop (through June 30th)
Presented by aLL Design
This tour chooses a series of projects that stand out in the capital city, starting at the Neuron Pod Building for the Queen Mary University in Whitechapel, followed by 45 Millharbour, Heron Quays DLR Station, Goldsmiths University Ben Pimlott Building, Peckham Library, Palestra, Blackfriars Road, and ending at the Doodle Bar on Druid Street, Bermondsey. The last stop is meant to celebrate British architect Will Alsop, who has pushed the boundaries of architecture throughout his career, always positioning it as something possible.
The Wooden Parliament (through June 30th)
Granary Square, King's Cross
Este pabellón de madera es una obra temporal creada por los arquitectos españoles Cristina Díaz y Efrén Ga Grinda, de la firma madrileña AMID.cero9, en colaboración con BAC ecg / evolve. El proyecto presenta una estructura abierta de siete metros de altura y una serie de nudos de madera volados que cubren el pabellón siguiendo la geometría de la estructura (del mismo material). El resultado es una sala envolvente, que ha concebido un desplazamiento de un interior privado a un espacio público.
Photos by London Festival of Architecture