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UK Design: What's On This Month

Writ in Water interior © National Trust Images, Andrew Butler

© National Trust Images, Andrew Butler

Writ in Water interior
A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk in Glasgow, Walking Heads  © Rae-Yen Song

© Rae-Yen Song

A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk in Glasgow, Walking Heads
Catwalking Fashion Through the Lens of Chris Moore © Comme des Garçons, SpringSummer 2017

© Comme des Garçons, SpringSummer 2017

Catwalking Fashion Through the Lens of Chris Moore
Sou Fujimoto, Architecture is Everywhere exhibition, Japan House © Japan House

© Japan House

Sou Fujimoto, Architecture is Everywhere exhibition, Japan House

25 June 2018
by ADF Team

Here are ADF team's picks for what's on in architecture, design and fashion in the UK at the moment.

Writ on Water

Permanent structure at Coopers Hill, Runnymede, Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey, SL4 2JL

A new immersive space for contemplation and reflection opened at Runnymede, Surrey this June.

'Architects Studio Octopi bring their long-running fascination with water to Runnymede in a major new architectural work in collaboration with Mark Wallinger. Commissioned by the National Trust, it celebrates the enduring significance of the Magna Carta which was signed 800 years ago. The structure enscribed with Clause 39 reflected in a pool of water serves as a potent reminder of the values of justice and human rights the document conferred.' Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager, Fashion

Find out more here

A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk in Glasgow

Digital Architecture Tour, Glasgow

As part Architecture Fringe 2018, Walking Heads in collaboration with Architecture and Design Scotland take us on an audio tour of hidden stories behind a selection of derelict buildings of Glasgow.

'There is no better way to get to know the magnificent architecture of Glasgow than through visiting different pop-up venues during the Architecture Fringe festival, which happens across Scotland every June. Last week, during my first visit to this city I was fortunate to do just that, and I particularly enjoyed A Brisk Walk architecture tour. Although often pointing out upsetting stories such as the Art Deco-style ‘Peacock's Tearoom’ which is listed for demolition, the tour emphasised the role derelict buildings have to play in the urban fabric and what can be done to bring new use to them and new life to neighbourhoods around them.' Elena Tamosiunaite, Team Assistant, Architecture Design Fashion

Download the free architecture tour here

Catwalking Fashion Through the Lens of Chris Moore

Bowes Museum, Co. Durham
7 July 2018 - 6 January 2019

This summer’s major fashion exhibition is by the undisputed king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore.

'This exhibition charts 6 decades of catwalk fashion through the eyes of one photographer. Expanding on Alex Fury's book of the same title and co-curated by him, the exhibition captures the balance between ephemeral and iconic through Chris Moore's lens. It is staged in the Bowes Museum, a 19th century building which boasts an art collection of Goya, El Greco and Boucher which is well worth a visit in its own right.' Jessica Mansfield, Programme Coordinator

Find out more here

Sou Fujimoto exhibitions

Japan House, London
Until 5 August 2018

Sou Fujimoto’s visionary approach to architecture and nature can be seen in two inaugural exhibitions, 'Futures of the Future' and 'Architecture is Everywhere', in the newly opened Japan House.

'Architectural exhibitions are notoriously difficult to display as concepts are often complex, technical and multi-layered. However Fujimoto, in his architectural models of completed and future projects in the basement gallery, and his lighter and fun exhibition 'Architecture is Everywhere', on the ground floor, has unpicked the concepts in his work using simple everyday objects; a fir-cone that hints at growing up in nature, near forests in Hokkaido, a twisted plastic bottle, scrunched up paper, or a wire brush and, with an ingenious way to convey a sense of architectural scale, has ‘peopled’ his objects with tiny figures that immediately draw us in to his visionary world.' Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme, British Council, our guest contributor this month

Find out more here

How do we create places that deliver healthier lives?

Report online

'Design Council and Social Change UK have launched a Healthy Placemaking report which highlighted the outcomes from their survey of over 600 built environment practitioners across the UK including architects, town planners and urban designers. The aim is to gain insight and understanding of their experiences across multiple areas on healthy placemaking, and the possible barriers and challenges found.' Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

Read the full report here


Fashion store Unit 14-15, Eccleston Yard, Belgravia, London SW1W 9AZ

A new concept store supporting and showcasing emerging designers in London. Opening in June 2018.

'An experimental concept store lead by design studio Something and Son. The store aims to support emerging designers to start retailing, harnessing new retail technology, business mentorship and flexible retail models to get young brands to market. The store will stock some of the most exciting young designers in London including Bethany Williams, Laundry Service, Congregation, Luke Anthony Rooney and Faustine Steinmetz.' Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager, Fashion

Find out more here


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