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London Festival of Architecture

Photography by Theo Simpson

04 June 2013 – 22 July 2013

Taking place annually and spanning the entire month of June, the London Festival of Architecture is a ‘time for architecture’ in the city. Full programme here.

Lesser Known Architecture is a free display celebrating extraordinary London architecture. Nominated by leading architecture critics, these ten buildings, structures and subways contribute to the mix and diversity of the city but are all too often overlooked and forgotten. Curated by Elias Redstone, Lesser Known Architecture presents an alternative architectural map of the city. Each site has been photographed by Theo Simpson and will be displayed as a series of single colour offset prints in the Design Museum Café and Tank. The installation is designed by Ben Mclaughlin.

The ten buildings and their nominators are:
Bevin Court | Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
Brownfield Estate | Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
Cabmen’s Shelters | Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian)
Crystal Palace Subway | Rory Olcayto (The Architects’ Journal)
London Underground Arcades | Edwin Heathcote (Financial Times)
Mail Rail nominated by Ellie Stathaki (Wallpaper*)
Nunhead Cemetery | Hugo MacDonald (Monocle)
Occidental Oil Refinery Jetty | Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
Stockwell Bus Garage | Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
Welbeck Street Car Park | Sam Jacob (Dezeen / Art Review)

The Lesser Known Architecture photographs have been produced as limited edition prints and are available to buy from the Design Museum Shop.

To celebrate the exhibition, you’re invited to share your own photos of buildings, structures and subways on Instagram. Each week, the Design Museum team select their favourite photo, and the winner will receive a copy of the accompanying journal. Make sure you mention @DesignMuseum and include #Lesserknownarchitecture in your post

Exhibition available to tour. Visit the touring page for more information.

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