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Sensing Spaces

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Architecture reimagined.

The Royal Academy’s first exhibit of the year, ‘Sensing Spaces’ is an inspiring and intriguing exhibition that challenges our perception about the spaces we live in. Some of the greatest architects of the 21st century have created stunning exhibits that take up a gallery or two.

From the Second Row of images- Installations by Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Diébédo Francis Kéré,Li Xiaodong, Grafton Architects and Kengo Kuma.

It was my first time to the RA, finally made the 15 minute bus trip!

My favourite had to be the bright, vibrant installation by Diébédo Francis Kéré. Made out of polypropylene honeycomb, viewers are invited to add their own choice of colourful plastic straws to the structure. The natural light from the ceiling (and the gallery turned playground) gave a fun outdoor feel to the room. There were a couple of poolside-like chairs inside the installation, where one could sit back and enjoy the view.

Diébédo Francis Kéré has an inspiring story himself, did a bit of googling and here’s him speaking at a TED talk.


Friday Late- Sound It Out

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I’ve been to a couple of Lates at the V&A since my first year in London. Last night’s theme was ‘sound it out’ and the museum was filled with various installations by musicians and artists. It felt more like an alternative East London night club, swarmed by the entire hipster community of London. I’m sure most people came for the cheap thrill to get drunk at the V&A and smoke up in the gardens, which I think is rather disrespectful.  I did feel a bit lost when trying to get my head round some exhibits and have to conclude that it wasn’t my favourite Late at the V&A. Nevertheless, the night was somewhat intriguing and a good start to the weekend.

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First post and first photo walk with my first DSLR camera.

It’s been a wet week and decided indoors was the only option for a first trip out.

Nevertheless, the museum was crowded with art lovers and those escaping the rain.

Found myself exploring rooms I never knew existed.

Here are some snapshots of the Victoria and Albert museum, London.

Current feature exhibition is ‘Design Since 1945’.