Kéré Architecture is currently taking part in Sensing Spaces – Architecture Reimagined, an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which sees seven architectural practices from six countries and four continents brought together to give visitors their take on a new perspective of architecture. Hosted in the Main Galleries at the Royal Academy, a series of large installations have been designed to challenge the way we interact with architecture. Kéré Architecture’s contribution is a tunnel-like structure that connects two rooms. The structure is made up of 34 overlapping arches, each featuring 32 panels which are connected to form a honeycomb-like structure, the overall effect resembling what has been described as a ‘scaly armadillo’. Bringing the structure to life is a technicolour display of straws sticking out of the honeycomb panels. These have been inserted by visitors to the exhibition, who are invited to take the multi-coloured straws provided at the structure’s entrance. The straws can be inserted either from inside the structure or from the outside. The design allows visitors to engage with the space and have a say in how the space evolves, and as the days pass the effect of the distribution of the straws is in a constant state of flux, highlighting a greater concentration in the more accessible areas.
The exhibition opened on the 25th January and runs until the 6th April 2014.
Running until the 6th April 2014 the entry fee for the Sensing Spacing Exhibition is: £14
For further details about Kéré Architecture visit: www.kerearchitecture.com
For further information about visit Schulbausteine für Gando: www.fuergando.de
For further information about Sensing Spaces – Architecture Reimagined visit: www.royalacademy.org.uk