Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall. Yesterday BSA went to visit Louis Kahn: the Power of Architecture on at the Design Museum. Kahn was an exponent of monumental architecture, skilfully playing with ancient principles of geometry,… Read More Louis Kahn @ the Design Museum
For the 2014 Summer outing, BSA visited Rousham House and Gardens, a surprisingly unsung paradise in Oxfordshire brought to light in Monty Don’s documentary series ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’. The house, built in 1635, was remodelled in the 18th century by eminent English architect William Kent who brought Gothic flair to the house by adding features such… Read More Finding Arcadia at Rousham
On the 16th of June, BSA soaked in views from the top of London’s most iconic building at the launch and unveiling of the work of Paul Ratigan, the artist in residence for the Searcy’s Club at the Gherkin. As part of the building’s 10th anniversary, the photographer was commissioned by Searcy’s to create a cityscape photo-montage (pictured below).
BSA opened our doors yesterday afternoon as part of the London Festival of Architecture, hosting discussions under the title ‘Preserving the Future’. Using research extrapolated from the Office for National Statistics and LSE Cities, we presented London seven years from now in 2021, when the population will have increased by one million resulting in a demand for 800,000… Read More London Festival of Architecture 2014: the big day!
The building next door has been fully demolished to make way for a hotel –> new views on the approach to the office from Curtain Road!
Yesterday BSA went to see ‘The Brits who built the Modern World’ exhibition at RIBA, showcasing the work of Foster, Hopkins, Rogers, Grimshaw and Farrell. The exhibition narrates the evolution of the ‘high-tech’ language of architecture, as pioneered by these architects, and focuses on the impact of this style on an international field.
Two weeks ago, BSA went to see the new Sensing Spaces exhibition on at the Royal Academy of Art. The exhibition draws attention to the effect architecture can have on our senses and showcases the work of seven international architects. Alvaro Siza (Portugal) Li Xiaodong (China) Kengo Kuma (Japan) Eduardo Souta de Moura (Portugal) Grafton… Read More Sensing Spaces