sensing spaces

the royal academy of arts challenged seven architects from six countries to awaken the sensibilities of the galleries space around them, sensing spaces. to use the space of the gallery to explore the experimental qualities that are found within architecture. in galleries where the norm is for artwork to hang from the walls, to challenge the galleries to a different experience of space, proportion and light. architecture reimagined.

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the tunnel

the tunnel is just by waterloo station, around 300 meters long, also known as leake street or banksy’s tunnel. it used to be a route for through vehicles when the eurostar was based at waterloo. however when this moved to st pancras it was closed for pedestrian use only in 2008. in the may of this year banksy organised two “cans festivals” one in may and one in august. the walls were decorated high and low with graffiti.

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the southbank

we went exploring on saturday. we had tickets to see the paul smith exhibition at the design museum on the south bank of the thames. after this there was no plan. so we wandered, we fooled around, we stopped for lunch, we snooped around on a battleship. here are just a few snaps that we took along the way. more to follow in posts about the exhibition and the battleship hms belfast.

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