April 1, 2014
‘Seven architectural practices from six countries and four continents. 23,000 square feet. 72 days. One monumental exhibition.’
That’s a big statement to make which inevitably builds expectations. Thankfully, this show lives up to it. The premise of the show is built of the idea of ‘architecture reimagined’. The Royal Academy invited architects to ‘give a new perspective’. It’s a pretty open brief which has resulted in very diverse experiences. Architecture is so functional – it exists in our everyday lives, we just don’t notice it. These creations inspired completely different responses from us, reminding us to sit back and take notice in the future.
Our favoured installation was by Li Xiaodong. He wanted his piece be a contrast between the peacefulness of Chinese mountains and the urban structuring of London. He wanted to inspire a feeling of being lost and the viewer needing to look Cytotec without prescription for their orientation – this was definitely achieved, with all walls and floors looking identical plus the low lighting it was easy to feel lost.
‘Allowing room for the visitor’s imagination is order Nolvadex essential if a space is to become a satisfying physical experience.’ – Li Xiaodong, Architect
Other featured architects had similarly challenging statements:
‘Good architecture is often invisible but it allows whatever is happening in that space to be the best experience possible.’ – Pezo von Ellrichshausen
‘To move forward, people need to be inspired they need buildings that enhance their creativity and push them to take their future into their own hands’ – Diébédo pattern baldness treatment Francis Kéré
‘Space for an architect does not exist, so we design he limits that give the impression of space’ – Eduardo Souto de Moura
So come on in and get lost…