As part of the London Festival of Architecture, the RA invites four architectural practices to recreate buildings that have been lost or never existed.
Buildings and spaces take on a physical form that defines our everyday lives and shapes interactions with the communities around us. But architecture also affects us through memories and impressions. A building long-since demolished plays on the psyche and questions our feelings about particular spaces in the city. We also reconcile ourselves to the impact a proposed building will have on our local area, and when they are not constructed the project can leave a phantom impression of what might have been. The mental map we conjure of cities is made up of lost structures and imagined landscapes, and is rarely an accurate reflection of the contemporary built environment.
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