Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined


Concept image of the environment created by Li Xiaodong, the Royal Academy of Arts, © Li Xiaodong.

Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts London, UK, 25 January - 06 April 2014.
Seven architects have created temporary structures across the 13 main galleries of the RA. The selected architects are Pritzker Prize winners Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura of Portugal, Kengo Kuma of Japan, Stirling Prize nominees Grafton Architects of Ireland, Li Xiaodong of China, Pezo von Ellrichshausen of Chile and Diébédo Francis Kéré of Burkina Faso and Germany. Each has made a sensory and spatial intervention that explores the emotive powers of architecture. A special film in one of the spaces plays interviews with the architects discussing their designs. Visitors are encouraged to touch, interact, and take photos of the installations.