Very interesting looking exhibition on at the Building Design Centre in London on Prototyping Architecture, with examples of work by Philip Beesley and Amanda Levete amongst others.
"...how trial assemblies can inform architecture - with maquette’s, models and full-scale sample productions on show from around the world....Prototyping Architecture forms a bridge between architecture, engineering and art, with exhibits that are inventive, purposeful and beautiful."
Until 20th March at the Building Design Centre in London
Exhibition details here
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield Gallery are holding concurrent Richard Long exhibitions, last chance to see them as they close on the 14th October 2012 (there is a video on the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery site - see below). If you can't make it to the exhibition Richard Long has an excellent website- recommend taking a look click here
'Long’s work comes from his love of nature and through the experience of making solitary walks. These take him through rural and remote areas in Britain, or as far afield as the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. Long never makes significant alterations to the landscapes he passes through. Instead he marks the ground or adjusts the natural features of a place by up-ending stones for example, or making simple traces. He usually works in the landscape but sometimes uses natural materials in the gallery. His work explores relationships between time, distance, geography, measurement and movement.' Tate
For full details of the exhibitions including a video see Hepworth Wakefield Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Random International's Rain Room is in the Curve Gallery at the Barbican (London) until 3rd March 2013. 'Random International invites you to experience what it’s like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find their way carefully through the rain, putting their trust in the work to the test. More than the technical virtuosity necessary for its success, the piece relies on a sculptural rigour, with the entire Curve transformed by the monumental proportions of this carefully choreographed downpour and the sound of water. Random International are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. Their experimental artworks come alive through audience interaction and staged performance.'
Video and full details from the Barbican here
Dan Sweeting from Unit B and Gang of Six won a competition for the design of a playful pavilion which forms part of the London Festival of Architecture from 23rd June to 6th July, The RIBA's Love Architecture Festival, and the Oxford School of Architecture end of year show. The pavilion is based on the Ping Pong variant 'Around The World'. Students from Montana State University and Oxford Brookes University finalised the design together.
From Sunday 1st July - Sunday 8th July as part of the London Festival of Architecture the public are invited to engage with the pavilion and there will be subsequent talks and activities taking place throughout the two weeks. For details of the location in London see the London Festival of Architecture site here.
Playful Pavilion blog here.
The Unit B exhibition at Oxford Brookes University runs until 9th June. The exhibition then goes to London at Chetwoods Architects, 12-13 Clerkenwell Green, London with the celebratory opening on 28th June and then it runs until 8th July.
Invitiation with details here.
Invitiation with details here.