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IAS 2012

IAS 2012 © Frédérique Cifuentes Morgan (Trainyard)

© Frédérique Cifuentes Morgan (Trainyard)

In 2012 the British Council curated the International Architecture and Design Showcase in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bridging the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) with the London Design Festival (LDF), the programme saw three months of events and exhibitions organised by 49 London embassies and cultural institutes. The projects ranged from Romania’s sculptural installation 'Minimal Complexities' set against the backdrop of the new Central St Martins’ atrium, to hub shows like 'Home' at the Mosaic Rooms which explored contemporary interpretations of the home in Arab architecture.

The Silver Pigeon Award for the Best National Contribution at the LFA was co-commissioned with the 2010 winners, the Embassy of Japan, and designed by London-based Japanese  product and furniture designer Tomoko Azumi. On the 5th of July, 2012 the Silver Pigeon Award was presented to Namibia for its exhibition, Definitions of Space. Projects by Japan and Somalia were also both highly commended.

Growing its scope and participants once again, the International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 included Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece,  Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Switzerland, Sudan, Tanzania, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

17 September 2012

IADS: Belgium

IADS: Belgium Image © Arno Roncada

Image © Arno Roncada

17 September 2012

IADS: Finland

IADS: Finland Image © Emmi Salonen

Image © Emmi Salonen

16 September 2012

IADS: United States

IADS: United States Image © Chris Beasley / Speirs + Major

Image © Chris Beasley / Speirs + Major

14 September 2012

IADS: Switzerland

IADS: Switzerland Image Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers; ‘Mould in Motion’ by ECAL/Philipp Grundhofer; Photo by Nicolas Genta

Image Courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers; ‘Mould in Motion’ by ECAL/Philipp Grundhofer; Photo by Nicolas Genta

14 September 2012

IADS: Hungary

IADS: Hungary Photo (c) Don Juan comte de Montizoen, 1852 courtesy of the V&A archive collection

Photo (c) Don Juan comte de Montizoen, 1852 courtesy of the V&A archive collection

14 September 2012

IADS: Poland

IADS: Poland Image © Maria Jeglinska and Livia Lauber

Image © Maria Jeglinska and Livia Lauber

3 September 2012

IADS: South Sudan Film Screening

IADS: South Sudan Film Screening Image courtesy of Frederique Cifuentes

Image courtesy of Frederique Cifuentes

31 August 2012

IADS: Burkina Faso

IADS: Burkina Faso  Photo © A.Phillips

Photo © A.Phillips

29 August 2012

IADS: Uzbekistan

IADS: Uzbekistan Photo by Dorota Drajewicz

Photo by Dorota Drajewicz

29 August 2012

IADS: Zimbabwe

IADS: Zimbabwe Image courtesy of Catherine McDermott

Image courtesy of Catherine McDermott

24 August 2012

IADS: Sierra Leone

IADS: Sierra Leone Photo by Dorota Drajewicz

Photo by Dorota Drajewicz

17 August 2012

IADS: Peru - Social Interfaces for the Emerging Infrastructure in Lima

IADS: Peru - Social Interfaces for the Emerging Infrastructure in Lima Image courtesy of Arq. Marianela Castro de La Borda

Image courtesy of Arq. Marianela Castro de La Borda

15 August 2012

IADS: Silver Pigeon Award

IADS: Silver Pigeon Award Photo courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

Photo courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

14 August 2012

International Architecture & Design Showcase 2012: Highlights

International Architecture & Design Showcase 2012: Highlights The Royal Family Collection photo courtesy of Vibeke Skar

The Royal Family Collection photo courtesy of Vibeke Skar

10 August 2012

IADS: Kenya ‘Running Ahead’

IADS: Kenya ‘Running Ahead’ Photo courtesy of Anthony Kinyanjui, sketch by Jim Archer

Photo courtesy of Anthony Kinyanjui, sketch by Jim Archer

9 August 2012

International Architecture and Design Showcase: Your Guide Part Two

International Architecture and Design Showcase: Your Guide Part Two Norway: Hunter Cabinet Image courtesy of Oscar Narud

Norway: Hunter Cabinet Image courtesy of Oscar Narud

2 August 2012

IADS: Mossbourne Architecture Club

IADS: Mossbourne Architecture Club Photo by Mark Burton

Photo by Mark Burton

18 July 2012

IADS: Sunbird Pavilion

IADS: Sunbird Pavilion Image courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

Image courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

13 July 2012

IADS: Namibia win the Silver Pigeon Award!

IADS: Namibia win the Silver Pigeon Award! Philip Luhl and High Commissioner George M. Liswaniso with the Silver Pigeon Award. Image courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

Philip Luhl and High Commissioner George M. Liswaniso with the Silver Pigeon Award. Image courtesy of Agnese Sanvito

4 July 2012

IADS: Silver Pigeon Award 2012

IADS: Silver Pigeon Award 2012 Silver Pigeon Award design. Image courtesy of Tomoko Azumi

Silver Pigeon Award design. Image courtesy of Tomoko Azumi

2 July 2012

IADS: Introducing ANZA

IADS: Introducing ANZA Image courtesy of ANZA Magazine

Image courtesy of ANZA Magazine

30 June 2012

IADS: Pininfarina at the International Showcase

IADS: Pininfarina at the International Showcase

29 June 2012

IADS: Polypolis Athens

IADS: Polypolis Athens Image: http://www.sarcha-architecture.blogspot.co.uk

Image: http://www.sarcha-architecture.blogspot.co.uk

28 June 2012

IADS: Call for contributions for ANZA #3

IADS: Call for contributions for ANZA #3 Image courtesy of Comfort Mosha

Image courtesy of Comfort Mosha

10 June 2012

IADS: Minimal Complexity

IADS: Minimal Complexity Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

10 June 2012

IADS: Urban Sports Pockets

IADS: Urban Sports Pockets Image: Hamish Park

Image: Hamish Park

8 June 2012

International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 – Your Guide

International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 – Your Guide Image courtesy of Frederique Cifuentes

Image courtesy of Frederique Cifuentes

14 September 2012

IADS: ANZA Film Screening

IADS: ANZA Film Screening Image courtesy of ANZA

Image courtesy of ANZA

29 August 2012

IADS: ANZA - Dar Es Salaam Workshops

IADS: ANZA - Dar Es Salaam Workshops Image courtesy of Franklin Kasumba

Image courtesy of Franklin Kasumba

2 August 2012

Architecture as Antidote: Should Cities make us fit? LAF 2012 Debate

Architecture as Antidote: Should Cities make us fit? LAF 2012 Debate Photo by Agnese Sanvito

Photo by Agnese Sanvito

10 June 2012

Open-City

Open-City Image courtesy of Open-City

Image courtesy of Open-City