15 February—4 June 2008
In the Architecture Space
Adjacent to the Royal Academy Restaurant
Installation photograph of 'The Architects Who Made London' display 2008. Photograph by Richard Bryant/ arcaid.co.uk
Against a backdrop of contextual photographs of London by Richard Bryant, this display looks at six architects from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century who have had a significant impact on the London we see today. Drawings, plans and photographs of their major London buildings, illustrate the impact of architects including Norman Shaw, Lutyens and Lubetkin on the capital.
Through their buildings and urban visions, their ideas influenced the physical and social structure of the city. In contrast to previous generations of architects, they faced often outwardly incompatible tasks, such as creating an identity for railway suburbs on the city’s expanding fringe, giving a semblance of unity to the ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace, or developing an architectural idiom for social housing.
10am-6pm every day except Friday
This display has been curated to complement the lecture series The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson.