‘Building on what is already built’


Location: The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, NE1
Time/Date: 27th May 2015 – 12th June 2015, 19:30 – 17:00

Students who graduated from the BA Architecture Degree last year were working with the Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil), the largest independent library outside London, on a project ‘Building on what is already built’. Now their designs are to be exhibited in the Lit and Phil with an official opening on 27 May.

The studio project challenges students to design a major addition to the Lit and Phil, designed by John Green and opened in 1825, to investigate how architecture can be placed within a cultural continuum; viewing architecture and heritage as a process rather than a revered object to be preserved.

The projects on display in this exhibition deal with the unique set of buildings that form the Lit and Phil and challenge the established contemporary understanding of heritage and architecture.

The project was over-seen by architecture tutors Dr Josep-Maria Garcia-Fuentes and Sam Clark.

The exhibition opens on Friday 27 May at 7.30pm and runs until 12 June, open everyday except Sunday.


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