This week's picks for London architecture and design events
By Abigail Banfield|
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018
After last week's heatwave and storms, avoid the predictably unpredictable English weather with a host of exhibitions and activities in galleries all over London. It's your last chance to catch Sou Fujimoto's Futures of Future exhibition at London's Japan House, so don't miss this collection of works from one of Japan's most influential architects. (as pictured above)
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Invisible Landscapes | Open now
Technology has changed -and continues to transform - our everyday lives and environments. This exhibition questions the relationship between people and our environments, and whether technology is a tool or a threat.
Engineering Open House Day 2018 at IET London: Savoy Place | 3 August
Aiming to open the profession to young people, Engineering Open House Day returns to Savoy Place. The day will show how the careers in the engineering field can be creative, innovative, and highly rewarding. If you have a budding Brunel in your household, make sure you attend to get behind-the-scenes access to a huge variety of organisations.
Kirkaldy Testing Museum | 5 August
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum is one of the wonders of London's pioneering engineering history. Open for just a few hours per month, this museum was built around the Kirkaldy Univeral Testing Machine, which was originally used to test the strength of construction and manufacturing materials. We today still benefit from the results of these tests carried out by this fascinating machine; visit to find out about the inventor, the machine, and the family who ran the business for almost 100 years.
Lee Bul at the Hayward Gallery | until 19 August
Get your brain and body working together in this surreal collection of installations at the Hayward Gallery. Performance art and participatory thought-provoking constructed landscape contains everything from monstrous bodies to glittering mirrors and foil.
The new London Bridge Station - New London Awards Overall Winner 2018 | 3 August
This talk from the team who designed and built this year's overall winner of the New London Awards, London Bridge Station, will show how the station can accommodate a huge increase in rail passengers. The design of the new concourse under the platforms is just one way in which the busy hub has been future-proofed for the constant demands in commuters.
Banksy, Greatest Hits: 2002-2008 | until 25 August
This free exhibition of Banksy's work is the first time that a UK gallery has showcased the world-famous street artist's creations in one place. Well known pieces, Such as Girl and Balloon (as pictured) will be viewed side by side with Banksy's widely unknown pieces, showing how this artist has incredible skill going far beyond stencilled street art.
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