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Chris Wilkinson RA

X-ray talk


Thursday 22 June 2017
8.30 — 9.30am

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Part of our

Summer Exhibition 2017

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Battersea Power Station, x-ray isometric projection by WilkinsonEyre.

© WilkinsonEyre

Chris Wilkinson RA joins Kate Goodwin for a breakfast talk to discuss architecture as an “instruction-based art” and explore the challenges and complexity of building design today.

Discussing his submission to this year’s Summer Exhibition, Chris Wilkinson RA says:

“I was intrigued by Farshid Moussavi RA’s theme for this year’s Architecture Room and tried experimenting with taking layers of our BIM models for Battersea Power Station, Crown Sydney and King’s Cross Gasholders projects. The early results were really interesting but needed a lot of technical work to reduce and balance out the layers, in order to clearly convey the inter-relationship of the services, structure and form that create the architecture.”

The Architecture Room in this year’s Summer Exhibition is curated by Farshid Moussavi RA. Her innovative theme explores architecture as an “instruction-based art” and invites entrants to submit construction coordination drawings. These x-ray visualisations show the interrelationships and full complexity of different systems and parts of buildings, providing a rare view of the “backstage” areas of architecture. They are also the starting point for a new series of talks exploring this complexity and the impact it has on people’s experiences of architecture.

In this x-ray talk, Chris Wilkinson RA is joined by Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture and curator at the RA, to discuss his submission to the Summer Exhibition. They will explore the challenges and opportunities his practice faces in managing the aesthetic, experiential, technical and functional decisions informing designs, and how these are conveyed through construction coordination drawings.

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Thursday 22 June 2017

8.30 — 9.30am

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts

£8, £5 concessions. Includes tea, coffee and pastries.