Welcome to the London Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city, brought to you by New London Architecture.
Buildings and spaces take on a physical form that defines our everyday lives and shapes interactions with the communities around us. But architecture also affects us through memories and impressions. A building long-since demolished plays on the psyche and questions our feelings about particular spaces in the city. We also reconcile ourselves to the impact a proposed building will have on our local area, and when they are not constructed, the project can leave a phantom impression of what might have been. The mental map we conjure of cities is made up of lost structures and imagined landscapes, and is rarely an accurate reflection of the contemporary built environment.
The theme for this year’s London Festival of Architecture is “Memory”. In response, we invite four leading London-based architectural practices to compete in our challenge to use 15,000 LEGO bricks to reconstruct a building that has either been lost over time or never existed.
Ticket for the Summer Exhibition required, children under 15 admitted free with adults with a ticket.