January 17, 2013

2013 Prototyping Architecture Exhibition Opens in London

Prototyping Architecture exhibit at Building Centre in London.

Spencer de Grey, Head of Design at Foster + Partners and Chairman, The Building Centre Trust, and Professor Michael Stacey, Chair in Architecture and Director of Architecture at the University of Nottingham, made opening remarks at the London debut of the Prototyping Architecture exhibition last week.

The exhibition brings together “the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, academics and artists to explore the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality contemporary design.” It includes model and prototype assemblies from around the world, including our Loblolly House critical detail, which illustrates the juncture of various elements in our design for the off-site fabricated single family home. 
Also featured are works from Amanda Levete Architects, Barkow Leibinger, Philip Beesley Architects Inc, Yves Ebnoether, and many more. Many thanks to the team of architecture students from the University of Nottingham for their expert assembly and disassembly of the prototype in Nottingham and London. 
This video shows the Loblolly House critical detail that we contributed to the exhibition:

The exhibition runs from 11 January to 20 March 2013 at The Building Centre in London.