Running from the 1-25 June 2017 this pop up exhibition in the heart of South Kensington, the Museum of Architecture commissioned a series of giant sandcastles by contemporary architects Asif Khan, vPPR and Nex Architecture, to be located in three high-profile sites across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. These summer installations will be created as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and the inTransit Festival.
The Sandcastles were on show outside the new Design Museum, as well as Duke of York Square and Tavistock Square, off Portobello Road. Created with the aim of connecting the general public with architecture, the designs are evocative of the traditions associated with the Great British summer, responding the 2017 LFA theme of ‘memory’, as well as that of ‘island life’ set by the InTransit festival. The designers were asked to consider the broader histories of leisure and seaside architecture in the UK when creating their proposals.
Our Sponsors for Sandcastles included: Cadogan, RBKC InTRANSIT Festival
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