London Festival of Architecture

London Festival of Architecture 2014 Degree Show ArchiLoci

Now in it’s 10th year, the London Festival for Architecture celebrates London as a global hub of architecture.Under the theme CAPITAL, it will offer a vibrant programme of over 150 cultural events, showcasing London’s creativity and diversity.

London Festival of Architecture 2014

Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studio. 

Running throughout the month of June, headline events include a public debate on London’s changing skyline, a hosted debate by Will Self on the capital in architecture, conversations on housing to reflect changing lifestyles, a first joint talk on London’s first Garden Bridge, closing with a set of enlightening guided walks entitled “The Death and Life of Great London High Streets.” 

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Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic

The hotly anticipated opening of the annual Serpentine Pavilion return’s June 26th and will run through October. This year’s commission is by Chilean based architect Smiljan Radic in which a semi-translucent shell structure will host a series of events and late nights in Hyde Park.

London Festival of Architecture 2014

Rainforest by Gun Architects

Accompanying the Chilean pavilion is the touring ‘Rainforest’ installation by Gun Architects. The passing public will be invited to rest in fern garden under a forested canopy of fabric to contemplate possible relationships between architecture and climate.

Another public participation event can be found at The House of Muses located outside the Museum of London. Designed by London-Zurich based firm, GRUPPE, it’s a playful temporary structure conceived to provoke questions from the public on what a museum should be.

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The House of Muses by GRUPPE

The Open Studio’s is a London wide trail programme where practices throw open their doors for insightful discussions, video’s, tours, live model making demo’s and even tips on how to write a good CV by Hawkins Brown.

While Architecture Schools welcome visitors to come and browse curated end-of-year exhibitions and departmental activities with array of public events.

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Makako Floating School, entry Designs of the Year 2014.

The festival will end with an announcement for the Design of the Year by the Design Museum. It’s an award for the best overall project in a number of creative disciplines where the category winner – the Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid – was announced earlier this year.

London Festival of Architecture (LFA) June 1st-30th. For a full list of topics and dates visit:





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