ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBITION: HOME
Organisation: Museum of Architecture/Mosaic Rooms
Time: 21 June 2012 11:00am - 07 July 2012 6:00pm
Place: Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
Museum of Architecture (MoA) Presents:
HOME: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE HOME IN THE ARAB WORLD
The Mosaic Rooms presents its first architecture exhibition by the Museum of Architecture as part of the British Council International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Home is an exhibition that picks apart the very fabric of what makes up the home in the Arab world. The notion of home is explored through visual conception, materials and forms that reference traditional typologies and environmental contexts that are uniquely Arab.
The exhibition will explore and challenges traditional identities by engaging and presenting contemporary Arab Architecture that seeks to redefine or reconfirm each country’s unique interpretation. Working with Architects and collaboratives from Bahrain, Egypt (Shahira Fahmy Architects, in collaboration with artist Hala Elkoussy), Iraq (AMBS Architects), Lebanon (design collective LEFT), Morocco (Kilo Architecture), Qatar and Yemen (The Daw‘an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation, led by Salma Samar Damluji), the exhibition will inform visitors of contemporary practice within architecture in the Middle East and North Africa region.
From a redeveloped passenger trunk, investigating what ‘makes’ a home when we take it with us, to readdressing the need for familiar, intimate spaces on a social housing scale, the exhibition presents a diverse, considered and inventive approach to contemporary practice.
21 June - 7 July 2012
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
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