London Festival of Architecture
London Festival of Architecture
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the world’s largest annual festival of architecture. The festival aims to support London’s architectural talent by enthusing and engaging with the public and finding new ways to look at familiar places.
The festival began in 2004 and has since grown to become the world's largest annual architecture festival. The festival attracts a vast public audience (400,000 in 2017 and over 600,000 people in 2018) and a global media audience of millions. The majority of events are free and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architectural and design practices and a group of trade partners including Taylor Maxwell.
The festival celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. This year's festival returned to the capital from 1 - 30 June 2019 with a diverse and exciting programme of public events across London exploring the theme 'boundaries'.
Following on from last year’s focus on ‘boundaries’, this year the festival aims to explore the theme of ‘power’, with a core programme of events selected to bring together and engage the local architectural community and the wider public.
For millennia people have used architecture to demonstrate their power and influence – from the Pyramids of Giza to the Greek Parthenon. As London’s skyline is ever rising, the debate continues over whether this is due to competing power complexes or simply a pragmatic answer to planning problems.
The London Festival of Architecture was formed with the purpose of democratising the discussion about architecture and London city. The aim this year is to have the biggest conversation yet, on a digital forum, exploring all aspects of architecture and the theme of ‘power’.
The traditional mix of architectural installations, performances, talks, walking tours, workshops and much more that are hosted by the LFA throughout June has this year been replaced by a brand new digital festival. Many of the events that were originally planned for this year’s festival have been adapted to an online platform to suit a digital audience.
A vision for the future: Sustainable Buildings – Photography Exhibition – Danica O. Kus Photography
Danica O. Kus, architectural photographer, is inspired by the power of technological accomplishments and innovations for sustainability in architecture. In this photographic series, she has focused on the 7 More London PwC building, designed by Foster + Partners who are known as experts in sustainable building design. 7 More London was designed to ‘raise the bar’ for the sustainable design of office spaces and was the first building in London to achieve the ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating.
Beyond 2050. The Power of Good Design – Virtual Exhibition – MSMR Architects
MSMR Architects are hosting a free, online exhibition, presenting ideas for a re-imagined future for London. London boasts an array of architectural designs that have a powerful influence on both the individual and collective experience – from large scale iconic landmarks to smaller, evocative structures or even temporary pop-up installations, all capable of transforming a public space.
Our London Bridge Showroom
Standing adjacent to the renowned Borough Market, The Hop Exchange is a striking building steeped in history, just a stone’s throw from the London Bridge mainline and underground stations. Our materials showroom, located in The Hop Exchange’s west wing, has been created to display a wide range of facade and timber materials to inspire creativity in architectural design.
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