We Live in the Office Giles Round
Exhibition, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK.
Giles Round was invited to explore the RIBA Collections, and through extensive research he has created an exhibition that focuses our attention on one of the most familiar and unavoidable architectural features of the city: the façade. Inspired by the work of a wide-range of architects represented in the RIBA’s world-class architectural collections, Round explores the increasing tension between the static exterior and changing interior of the architecture around us. He highlights the aesthetic qualities of façades in their original conception, and the subsequent contemporary use and reuse of these buildings. Round also explores the ways in which we currently ‘collect’ and preserve facades, creating an archive of buildings in real space and time.