The differing faces of architecture are on show in the galleries of London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
Designers from across the world have taken part in Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. This is a series of installations in the main galleries and front courtyard of the Royal Academy, which are designed to explore the most fundamental elements of how space is used.
“Unlike almost any other art form, architecture is part of our everyday life, but its ability to dramatically affect the way we think, feel and interact with one another is often overlooked,” said curator Kate Goodwin.
The first installation is a wooden structure by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen intended to reveal parts of the gallery that are usually left unseen.
Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has added a pair of concrete arches to two galleries which mirror two existing doorways, but are positioned at an angle to align with buildings located outside the gallery.
Kengo Kuma’s installation engages visitors with scent while Grafton Architects explore light. A labyrinth-like room has been constructed by Li Xiaodong Diébédo while Francis Kéré’s tunnel-like structure allows visitors to interact with fabric.