In January 2014, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will see the Main Galleries of the
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 representations 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.