Forthcoming Events

Curator led visit of ‘A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing’ Exhibition

Series : Members' Event
Date : February 22 2019
Time : 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location : Victoria and Albert Museum – Gallery 128a
Ticket Price : £5.00

Join Shumi Bose, RIBA Exhibitions Curator, for curator guided visit of A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing at the V&A. The visit will be followed by drinks at a nearby pub.

A Home for All is a collaborative display by the V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Drawn from the RIBA Collections and V&A archive, this display presents six UK social housing projects from the last 100 years (five historic and one contemporary), each demonstrating an experiment in social housing design. The display includes works from the RIBA collections by Neave Brown, Mary Duggan Architects, Ralph Erskine Arkitektkontor, Denys Lasdun, Tecton and the architectural departments within various local government bodies.

Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she co-curated Home Economics, for the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

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Please note: Attendees will receive one free drink at the pub

9 spaces available BOOK / VIEW

dMFK – Salters’ Hall

Series : Building Visit
Date : February 26 2019
Time : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location : Salters’ Hall
Ticket Price : £5.00

Join us for this exclusive tour of Salters’ Hall with Julian de Metz from De Metz Forbes Knight Architects.

Salters’ Hall was the last building designed by Sir Basil Spence. Brutalist in style, the building was originally completed in 1976, and is Grade II listed. The Worshipful Company of Salters appointed dMFK in 2006 to explore ways to improve income producing potential, sustainability and public visibility of the building, while retaining the livery hall functions. The building was re-opened in 2016 after a refurbishment and extension by dMFK Architects.

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Salters’ Hall, 4 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5DE

13 spaces available BOOK / VIEW

Members’ Screening: Wall (Mur)

Series : Members' AA Cinema Screening
Date : March 5 2019
Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location : AA Cinema

Join us for an exclusive screening of Wall (2004) Directed by Simone Bitton

WALL (Mur) is a cinematic meditation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker blurs the lines of hatred by asserting her double identity as Jew and Arab. In an original documentary approach, the film follows the separation fence that is destroying one of the most historically significant landscapes in the world, while imprisoning one people and enclosing the other.

On the building site of this mad wall, daily utterances and holy chants, in Hebrew and in Arabic, defy the discourses of war, passing through the deafening noise of bulldozers. MUR offers its spectators a last glimpse of the beauty of this land and the humanity of its inhabitants a moment before they disappear behind the wall.

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Stanton Williams – Royal Opera House Tour

Series : Members Trip
Date : March 13 2019
Time : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location : Royal Opera House
Ticket Price : £5.00

Join us for a tour of the new Royal Opera House extension with Stanton Williams Architects.

The original building that now houses the Royal Opera House was designed by E.M. Barry and opened in 1858. Barry also designed the iron Floral Hall that was originally intended as a flower market.

Stanton Williams have recently redesigned the entrances, reconfigured the ground-floor lobby and added a 400-seat auditorium as part of the Open Up project. The Open Up project forms a part of the Royal Opera House’s aim to make ballet and opera available to everyone and aims to make the building more welcoming, transparent and permeable.

Image: © Hufton+Crow

15 spaces available BOOK / VIEW

Jonathan Tuckey Design – Southbank Centre Archive

Series : Members Trip
Date : March 19 2019
Time : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location : Southbank Centre Archive
Ticket Price : £5.00

Join us for this exclusive visit of the Southbank Centre archive with project lead Matt Farrer, Associate at Jonathan Tuckey Design, and Clare Wood, Southbank Centre Archivist.

As part of the Southbank’s long-term programme of restoration and improvement, the Southbank Centre has opened their archive to the public. The Archive Studio, designed and built by Jonathan Tuckey Design, is a free-standing, self-supporting structure; an open framework that makes the scale of the archival process apparent to visitors, allowing visitors to meet the archive team and to actively engage with the collection.

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18 spaces available BOOK / VIEW