Paul Ratigan @ the Gherkin

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).

London Festival of Architecture 2014: the big day!

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 Brits who built the Modern World

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.

Sensing Spaces

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

Chardonnay & Chimneys

Last night we went to a presentation by international architect Eun Young Yi, speaking in the UK for the first time about his signature buildings including the famous Stuttgart Library. Afterwards we shared some riverside drinks with Eun, and discussed ideas about library design, Günter Behnisch, Tadao Ando, and Eun’s fascination with typical London architecture… Read More Chardonnay & Chimneys