London Festival of Architecture 2018

London Festival of Architecture 2018

As the world continues to beat a path to its door, this year's festival is focusing on the theme of identity and ways to make London feel hospitable to all of its residents and visitors

The London Festival of Architecture runs throughout June and offers a chance to visit a huge variety of buildings, urban green spaces, housing estates, architects' own studios and attend talks and seminars. More than 400 events are taking place, from walking tours to debates to installations. Above: London's streets are changing with more high rise..which always look better with more colour

The preoccupation with houses and the cost of houses means architecture is a subject close to all our hearts. And if you're struggling to find a decent home in London, then finding out what architects have up their sleeve as solutions to the city's acute housing crisis will be of huge interest to you.

The 2018 festival centres around the theme of identity, a huge subject given the many different communities that live in the capital.

So if you're in London in June, there'll be an event to catch your interest. Don't miss The Treehouse in Nine Elms, a pavillion designed by Studio Kyson using charred timber and smoked mirrors, while on 12 June head to Japan House to hear Sou Fujimoto talk about architectural innovations coming onstream from Japan. He's one of the country's new generation of architecture who are thinking about the future of the future...

The streets may well be paved with gold for developers...but what about everyone else?
Extension to a Camden house by Ben Adams Architects. Talk to them at their open studio event

During June you can visit architects' own studios and talk to them about their work and issues around architecture that concern you.

Visit the London Festival of Architecture's website for the full programme of events.

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