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LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: From Boundaries to Belvederes

“Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.” Eduardo Chillida

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Proctor & Matthews invite you to join them for an exhibition (5-9 June) and evening symposium on Thursday 6th June where they will be joined by leading academics, practitioners and researchers for a panel discussion.

Symposium Presentations Include: 
Boundary as Communicative Space: Inside al-Zaatari refugee camp
Dr Husam AlWaer, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Design and Evaluation, University of Dundee

Far from the Concourse of Men: Boundaries and the making of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Mark Newman, Archaeological Consultant, National Trust North Region

From Boundaries to Belvederes 
Stephen Proctor & Andrew Matthews, Directors, Proctor & Matthews Architects

Booking is essential: order your free symposium ticket here!

The definition of space through boundary treatments is fundamental to architecture and placemaking. Historically, boundaries of natural materials have created enclosure and signified shelter within otherwise open and wild landscapes. From the landscapes of Italian Renaissance paintings to the vernacular traditions of rural Britain, the treatment of boundaries in architecture has long been intertwined with concepts of regional and civic identity as well as expressions of the fundamental human need for security and protection.

Over a 30-year exploration of neighbourhood design and identity, Proctor & Matthews has developed a distinctive approach to the roles of boundaries in placemaking. This exhibition presents the studios recent work, focussed on the definition of settlement edges, investigating threshold conditions at the interface of public and private realms and articulating the delicate balance between inner inhabited or domesticated worlds and ‘wild landscapes’ beyond. The moments when boundaries become belvederes.

Oxo is the permanent home to some of the UK’s most innovative and renowned contemporary designers and makers. While at Oxo Tower Wharf for the London Festival of Architecture, why not check out our design studios on the first and second floor of Oxo Tower Wharf? There’s something different around every corner at Oxo Tower Wharf – from lighting, homeware, gifts, jewellery and fashion, we’ve got it covered. Click here for more information.

See the London Festival of Architecture programme here

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