Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined




In January 2014, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will see the Main Galleries of Royal Academy of Arts transformed by seven architectural practices from around the world. The RA has commissioned the architects to create site-specific installations: the shared brief is to explore the essential elements of architecture. Instead of representation of buildings in the form of models, plans or photographs, the RA is re-defining the traditional architectural exhibition to immerse visitors in a multi-sensory experience. Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined considers architecture from the angle of the human encounter: how vision, touch, sound and memory play a role in our perceptions of space, proportion, materials and light.

Global in scope, the architects include Pritzker-prize winners to emerging practices: Grafton Architects (Ireland); Diébédo Francis Kéré (Germany/Burkina Faso); Kengo Kuma (Japan); Li Xiaodong (China); Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile); Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal). They were carefully selected to form a group whose distinct approaches share similarities and offer contrasts. Their different cultural, geographical and generational sensibilities bring a rich array of perspectives that encourage a broader understanding of architecture and what it can offer us.

A specially made film will provide visitors with the opportunity to ‘meet’ the architects. The footage will present a range of their previous building projects, and also the architects will provide further insights about their work and inspirations.

Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator of Architecture at the RA said ‘Architecture is the ever-present background to our lives and we often don’t recognise the impact it has. We have challenged the architects to create an experience which excites the senses and sparks the imagination. We hope to transform the way you think about the spaces around you and how they make you feel.’



2014年1月,《建築在望》主題展將在倫敦皇家美術學院(Royal Academy of Arts)與大眾見面。此次展覽中我們能通過七件建築作品了解知名建築設計師們對建築本質的闡釋和認知。不同於往常的呈現模式,此次展覽打破了傳統規條,沒有用例如建築模型,藍圖或者攝影等常規方式來展示建築方案,而是主張以一種浸入式的多感官體驗——視覺、觸覺、聽覺和記憶來體驗建築設計的魅力。

《建築在望》從全球範圍內着眼,精選了來自世界各地的優秀設計師,在這樣一支建築設計師精英團隊中,不僅有普利茲克建築獎的獲獎者,也有新銳建築師,其中包括愛爾蘭格拉夫頓建築事務所(Grafton Architects);布吉納法索建築師迪耶貝多·方濟·凱雷(Diébédo Francis Kéré);日本建築師隈研吾(Kengo Kuma);中國建築師李曉東(Li Xiaodong)等人。在不同的文化背景下,他們的作品均被賦予了濃烈的個人色彩,七件各具特色的佳作同時聚集在一個展廳中將會是怎樣一饕餮盛宴!


策展人凱特·古溫(Kate Goodwin)說道:“建築始終存在于我們的生活中,但我們卻常常忽視它的影響。所以我們向建築師們發起了挑戰,​​​​讓他們去創建一種體驗,既可以刺激大眾的感官,又可以鼓動他們的想像力。同時我們也希望能改變大眾對於空間的思考方式以及它們創造的感受。”


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展覽場地:Royal Academy of Arts 倫敦皇家美術學院
展覽時間:25.1.2014 – 6.4.2014




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