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Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined is coming to the Royal Academy
When the world of architecture tries to incorporate itself in artistic circles, its efforts are often met with cynicism from the more snobbish in the industry. But in all honesty, this is unfair, what really needs focusing on are the wider perceptions that architecture can stimulate, enhance and ultimately challenge. And thanks to the Royal Academy in London, visitors to the capital will have the chance to do exactly that once the new year comes around.
From the end of January, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will showcase an immersive experience that will encourage architecture fans to look deeper into the discipline and consider the some of the more pragmatic factors that went into creating the world’s most iconic buildings. The academy has succeeded in assembling some of the most celebrated architects in the world to come up with specially designed installations that will display the works they are most proud of.
But rather than simply being a festival of self-glorification, the aim really is to offer something different. The organisers have attempted to give the exhibition an extra personal touch. Visitors will be invited to use the installations on show as a reference point against their own home and consider the architectural factors that may have influenced their own decision when choosing the residency.
There will be a lecture from high profile representatives at leading architectural firm Grafton Architects, as well as contributions from individuals including Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kengo Kuma, Li Xiaodong, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Eduardo Souto de Mouro and Alvara Siza.In addition, those in attendance will discover a host of interactive pieces that intend to awaken the senses to the wonder of structural design.
Representatives from the Royal Academy have revealed those at the gallery will be able to “explore different environments, different moods, touch, climb, sit, talk, walk, contemplate”, before concluding “you will bring this extraordinary exhibition to life”.Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will be on display at the Royal Academy from January 25th until April 6th. Any visitors from outside the capital will find the venue is easily found from London hotels via the Tube.