London in the summer sun comes with its ups and downs - the tubes are hot, and the museums cool. There are plenty of exhibitions with their refreshing marble interiors to be visiting this week. If you are in charge of keeping children occupied, make sure you visit current exhibitions, as well as the Serpentine, and the IF_DO summer pavilions.
The Crossrail project has dominated the press as one of the most complicated and largest transport projects in our city's history. Whilst works have been surging ahead, the excavation of over ten thousand artefacts has taken place. Many of these have proved invaluable in piecing together our city's history, and the broad range of objects found stretch over 8000 years, including Mesolithic tool makers, Roman remains, and victims of the Great Plague.
Opening on Friday, 'The City is Ours' is an exhibition as part of a wider set (City Now City Future) exploring the transformation, development, and inhabitation of our cities. Discussing how individuals and communities can affect and change the urban environment, this showcase will highlight the scope of improvement.
Plywood; the material of choice for hip, bare bars, and furniture designers alike. It is both distinctive in appearance, yet often overlooked. This exhibition, opening at the weekend, will celebrate this modern material, including ground-breaking mid-century furniture from Alvar Aalto and the Eames', as well as looking at the everyday products we use whose existence would not be possible without the flexibility and ingenuity of this medium.
The Nine Elms, comes under investigation in this exploritory walking tour, lead by architectural critic Oliver Wainwright. The £15bn regeneration project stretches from Vauxhall to Battersea, and will be dominating the riverside with luxury apartment towers.in London,
Having opened last week, the most recent exhibition to the V&A (which just opened its new wing) is a celebration of the audio-visual history of Pink Floyd's musical journey. Having all met whilst in their architectural studies, the band's rockstar lifestyle has been hailed since as an example of the alternative career path to the traditional architecture route.
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