This exhibition presents three urban and three building design projects made by Florian Beigel, Philip Christou and the Architecture Research Unit, London. This is an exhibition of design drawings and sketches – design as research. Each project is accompanied by a design reference such as a painting, a photograph or a sculpture that has had an influence on the thinking and development of architectural concepts in the project. To a certain extent, these design references have been translated into a design proposal.
Cultural knowledge in architecture is embedded in the fine buildings, works of art and the fabric of the cities that exist around us. It is a matter of taking a careful look at these things to try to come to a deeper understanding about what the artists, architects and master builders of the past were trying to achieve.
In their architectural works, ARU is interested in finding ways of bringing a continuity of cultural knowledge and experience to the contemporary architectural project. When they make translations they use this body of knowledge of spatial concepts within the design process. The point is to come to an understanding of the principal spatial and tectonic relationships of a given example, and to be able to use this as a spatial concept, not an image or a style.
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BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
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Cass Theatre and Performance alumna explores madness in Shakespeare's plays.
“Without the support and championship the University showed me, I wouldn't be here now,” says London Met alumnus.
Furniture and Product Design students went on a cultural trip to Eindhoven, featuring visits to museums and creative spaces.
Susanna Edwards has been asked to use her expertise to visualise what Southampton will be like in 2117.
Cass alumna's project and paper explores the therapeutic benefits of creativity during illness
A London Metropolitan University graduate’s debut novel is due for publication in November 2017.
Kickstarter for creatives: Leading Designers and Makers discuss the power of the crowd – 28 November 2017
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles, who lead undergraduate Architecture Studio 11 on The Cass’s BA Architecture, have won a prestigious design competition.
An intimate group art exhibition featuring the work of three alumni of The Cass will open on 10 November.