Last call for The London Festival of Architecture 2017

Its now the end of the 13th edition of the London Festival of Architecture. This year’s theme Memory, celebrated London with more than 450 events debating about the future of city, starting from the analysis of the past. The festival promotes a change to the way we conceive the public realm, not just through exhibitions and talk but with competitions that gives emerging practices the chance to propose a different scenario for the urban landscape.

Here are the some of the highlights: 

 Dulwich Picture Gallery!

Dulwich

Photo credit: Joakim Boren

To celebrate the bicentenary anniversary of one of the most iconic projects designed by Sir John Soane in the 1817, the London practice IF_DO designed a pavilion responding to the solidity and monolithic nature of grade-II listed building, and the ever-changing nature of the lush park surrounding the gallery.

Dulwich

Photo credit: Joakim Boren

“A series of translucent mirrored screens – some fixed some moveable – reflect and disrupt the context” said Al Scott, Sarah Castle and Thomas Bryans, founders of the practice “The lightweight structure also features a timber truss roof overlaid with a mesh veil to create a canopy-like environment that enhances the layering of images and the interplay of space, perception and memory”.

Dulwich

Photo credit: Joakim Boren

 The pavilion is the result of an open competition for young architects launched last autumn. The pavilion and its Friday late events will still be running until the 8th of October.

 More info www.ifdo.co or dulwichpicturegallery

Last spring the London Festival of Architecture launched in partnership with the Greater London Authority and London Borough of Newham a competition for emerging architects to come up with innovative new ideas for workspaces and routes across the Silvertown flyover.

silvertown flyover

The result of this competition produced a remarkable body of work that responds to the many possibilities and logistical challenges that this forgotten space can provide. 

surmanweston

Surman Weston

Silvertown Design competition exhibition hosted at the Siemens Crystal, collects the panels of the six shortlisted national and international practices: Architecture For London, B+C Architectes, John McAslan + Partners with Pedder & Scampton Architects, Langstaff Day with Meanwhile Space, Surman Weston and you&me architecture.

you&me Greeline flyover test bed

You&me Architecture

architectureforlondon

Architecture for London

ohnmcaslan pedderscampton

Pedder & Scampton Architects

Langstaff Day with Meanwhile Space

Langstaff Day with Meanwhile Space

B+C Architectes

B+C Architectes

Well done the winners: You&me Architecture

Royal Docks is one of the emerging creative hub and new business district for the city. Fletcher Priest masterplan will start to take shape this year and the landmark of this first phase will be AHMM’s scheme to turn the Millennium Mills, a derelict 20th century flour mill into a commercial workspace.

 

sanctumephemeral by Mark Aitken

Sanctum Ephemeral, an exhibition of large-scale photography at the soon-to-be demolished Cressingham Estate – © Mark Aitken

Let’s move West Sanctum Ephemeral is an open air exhibition founded by the Arts Council England which shows series of photographic portraits taken by Mark Aitken of residents living on Cressingham Gardens Housing Estate Brixton. Cressingham Gardens has been earmarked for demolition from Lambeth Council in order to make space for new private and public owned housing.

sanctumephemeral by Mark Aitken

Sanctum Ephemeral, an exhibition of large-scale photography at the soon-to-be demolished Cressingham Estate – © Mark Aitken

“I’ve been engaged with the project since September 2015 and lived on the estate since 2004. The photographs are an exploration of how home as a repository of memory defines identity. We define our homes. Our homes define us. Participants aged 1 – 96 yrs are collaborating with me” said the artist Mark Aitken.

sanctumephemeral by Mark Aitken

Sanctum Ephemeral, an exhibition of large-scale photography at the soon-to-be demolished Cressingham Estate – © Mark Aitken

For two years artist Mark Aitken has been working on a series of large-scale photography of residents of the estate, framing their feeling stories and memories. His works which are hung on house exteriors and walls facing Brockwell Park offer an intimate insight into the Cressingham community.

Words Eleonora Usseglio Prinsi


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