Results for tag 'architecture'


Inside the Academy 9d ago

Reimagining Mayfair

Owen Hopkins reports on the culmination of a project that invited design teams to propose new and speculative ideas of what Mayfair could look like in the future.


Article 25d ago

Remembering Sir Philip Dowson PRA

A few personal notes on a fellow architect and mentor by Sir Michael Hopkins RA.


Artists 2mths ago

Richard MacCormac RA remembered

People from around the RA pay tribute to leading architect Sir Richard MacCormac, who has died aged 75 following a long illness.


Inside the Academy 3mth ago

Francis Kéré’s straws travel to Sierra Leone

Rebecca Milling describes the story of how straws from our 'Sensing Spaces' exhibition travelled to Swawou Layout Foundation Primary School for Girls, Sierra Leone.


Opinion 3mth ago

What makes a city work?

Imogen Willetts, of the RA's Architecture Programme, reports on our recent event in which Charles Leadbeater discusses his book 'The London Recipe: How Systems and Empathy make the City'.


RA Recommends 3mth ago

Architecture in Focus: June 2014

From London's annual architecture festival to Georgian polymath, William Kent.


Artists 3mth ago

Building blocks of the city

On Sunday, the RA played host to a great LEGO challenge.


Article 4mth ago

Winner of our #LookingatLondon competition announced

Discover our favourite #LookingatLondon entries and check out the winning image.


RA Exhibitions 4mth ago

Tasting architectural drawings

Neil Bingham, curator of the RA exhibition 'Dream Draw Work: Architectural Drawings of Norman Shaw RA' confesses to a curatorial crime.


Opinion 4mth ago

Louis Kahn at the Design Museum

Architect Trevor Dannatt RA pays tribute to Louis Kahn, whose poetic buildings are celebrated at London’s Design Museum.


Opinion 4mth ago

Win tickets to one of our ‘Looking at London’ events

What's your favourite view of the city? In celebration of our 'Looking at London' series, we're launching a competition for your best photos of the capital.


RA Recommends 4mth ago

Architecture in Focus: May 2014

From exhibitions, talks and events at Clerkenwell Design Week to the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


Inside the Academy 5mth ago

A summer of architecture

Hot on the heels of 'Sensing Spaces' we have an exciting programme of architecture events and exhibitions coming up this summer.


Opinion 5mth ago

The forces shaping London’s skyline

In light of the recent launch of the ‘Skyline’ campaign and the publication of the Farrell Review, Owen Hopkins discusses the effects on London of the deficiencies of our current planning system.


Opinion 5mth ago

Wandering Words

'Sensing Spaces' was a transformative exhibition for the RA in lots of ways and from the beginning we wanted to break new ground in the types of events we organised for it.


Inside the Academy 5mth ago

Families create Lego masterpieces in our latest workshop

On Sunday 13 April families gathered at the Royal Academy to participate in our epic pre-Easter celebrations at the 'Lego Reimagined' workshop.


RA Recommends 5mth ago

Architecture in Focus: April 2014

Swimming in the Thames, a new Serpentine Pavilion and the Pritzker Prize winner announced.


Opinion 6mth ago

Reimagining Mayfair

In partnership with the Architects’ Journal, we are launching an open call for architect-led teams to put forward bold new ideas for reimagining the area of Mayfair directly to the north of our Burlington Gard...


Inside the Academy 6mth ago

Building brilliance

It’s not only the critics who have been hailing the success of 'Sensing Spaces'; the exhibition has been a huge hit with school groups too.


RA Exhibitions 6mth ago

Take home a taste of ‘Sensing Spaces’

What happens to the works in our exhibitions once the final visitor has departed? In the case of ‘Sensing Spaces’ we’re offering the exclusive opportunity to take home your favourite pieces.


RA Exhibitions 6mth ago

Creating ‘Sensing Spaces’

Curator Kate Goodwin explains the process behind the development and creation of this exhibition.


RA Exhibitions 7mth ago

Making verses

The third Friday in February saw us host a multi-sensory experience in the spectacular setting of 'Sensing Spaces'.


RA Recommends 7mth ago

Georgian Britain, Crystal Palace and the influence of High-Tech

From derelict Detroit to the return of Crystal Palace: the biggest stories in architecture this March.


Inside the Academy 7mth ago

Happy birthday Sydney Smirke

A special late opening of ‘Sensing Spaces’ as part of our attRAct programme.


Opinion 7mth ago

How do you make an architecture exhibition?

This is a question that has vexed countless curators over the decades. For an exhibition of art, it’s seemingly obvious. But what does this mean when you're presenting the work of an architect?


RA Exhibitions 8mth ago

Becoming an architect

Ivan Harbour and Tracy Meller of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners discuss what attracted them to architecture as a career


Artists 8mth ago

Meet the architects: Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura

More than any other architects, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have made me look with a fresh eye at the Royal Academy’s galleries and architecture.


Artists 8mth ago

Meet the architects: Kengo Kuma

It may seem a strange term for an architect to coin, but Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been developing an idea of what he calls “weak architecture”.


Inside the Academy 8mth ago

Building the show: coat racks and carpenters

The emerging installations give me a thrill as I walk through the galleries, checking drawings, looking at details, observing the teams solving all sorts of practical issues on site.


RA Exhibitions 8mth ago

A serendipitous moment and a hint of what’s to come

Shortly after I had been sent the initial ideas by Siza and Souto de Moura I headed into the Main Galleries to consider how they would work.


Inside the Academy 9mth ago

Building the show: a peek behind the scenes

Christmas and the holiday period was rather a surreal time. While others were thinking about feasts and wrapping presents, our minds were reeling with schedules of lorries and orders for installation.


Artists 9mth ago

Meet the architects: Diébédo Francis Kéré

When putting together this group of architects I purposefully sought out those who would bring a variety of perspectives on how we think about architecture and the spaces around us.


Artists 9mth ago

Timothy Hill: architecture in Australia

Architect Timothy Hill discusses his current projects and reflects on the conditions of architecture in Australia.


Artists 9mth ago

Meet the architects: Li Xiaodong

It was when sitting with Li Xiaodong in a courtyard garden in the Huairou district, a mountainous area near the Great Wall, an hour north of Beijing, that many of his observations of Chinese culture and sensib...


Inside the Academy 10mth ago

A taste of Sensing Spaces

Sensing Spaces will transform the RA's Main Galleries with structures, light, sounds and smells. Hear from behind the scenes as the exhibition installation gets underway.


RA Exhibitions 10mth ago

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: to the Pacific edge

Curator Kate Goodwin visits a "heroic" house perched high, overlooking the ocean in Chile.


Artists 10mth ago

Meet the architects: Sofia von Ellrichshausen and Mauricio Pezo

Spending some time with the Chilean architects who 'consider' rather than 'design'.


RA Exhibitions 10mth ago

Grafton: from Chandigarh to Cordoba

In my last post, I discussed how Grafton Architects wanted to explore what ‘being present’ in an architectural space means. But what spaces have been in their minds as they design their interventions to our ga...


Artists 10mth ago

Meet the architects: Grafton

“Buildings tell the stories of our lives in built form… We walk through and feel spaces with our whole bodies and our senses, not just with our eyes and with our minds. We are fully involved in the experience;...


RA Exhibitions 11mth ago

Doors of perception

How do buildings make us feel? In the RA’s ‘Sensing Spaces’ exhibition, leading international architects build extraordinary new structures in the Academy’s galleries for visitors to explore. Jay Merrick respo...


RA Exhibitions 11mth ago

Who's who in Sensing Spaces

Introducing the architects taking part in 'Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined'.