A must-see exhibition in London
What looked like a great exhibition turned out to be more than that. From January 25th to April 6th, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is hosting one major event. A few figures can sum it up: 7 architects from 6 countries and 4 continents have the task of filling more than 2,000 square meters with one monumental exhibition. The point is to make architecture interact with our senses. People can move through the various large-scale installations and take the time to experience them freely. Creations from acclaimed architects, such as Eduardo Souto de Moura or Kengo Kuma, invite people to take part in the experience and to temporarily forget about architecture’s practical and functional dimension. Seven ideas and concepts presented to visitors help reposition architecture as art rather than the utilitarian problem solving that it has become over the years.