“Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker” at RIBA North

The exhibition displays a selection of drawings dating from the 1700’s to the 20th Century, revealing much about the process behind Liverpool’s development, from architectural competitions to speculative ideas that were not realised.

Competition design for Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: elevation, by Denys Lasdun, 1959 ©RIBA Collections

Competition design for Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: elevation, by Denys Lasdun, 1959 ©RIBA Collections

 

Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker is the first exhibition at RIBA North, the new national architecture centre on the Liverpool Waterfront, which opens on 17 June to the public. Celebrating Liverpool’s architectural ambition and history, the show features over 30 original drawings, models and watercolours from the RIBA Collections for designs for Liverpool that were never realised.  (more…)

“Unbuilt Rome” exhibition at CAMPO

The city is the material presence of the built environment as much as the accumulation of lost, destroyed or imaginary elements, which not anymore or never became parts of reality. All of these elements, physical or immaterial, constitute a collective cultural capital of a place and contribute to shape its diffused mentality.

 

"Unbuilt Rome" © CAMPO

“Unbuilt Rome” © CAMPO

 

The project Unbuilt Rome explores this idea of the city as a stratification of built facts and drawn thoughts, through a shared research that examines a series of projects designed for Rome and never realized. These projects – together with countless others which incurred in the same destiny – played a key role in the construction of the common imagination of Rome and had a significant influence on the architectural culture and on the debate on the city.

With the contribution of AM3, BDR Bureau, Fosbury Architecture, Ganko, Gosplan, La Macchina Studio, Raumplan, Supervoid, Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Featuring the work of Jacopo Valentini. (more…)