To Do List Daily: Mavericks – Thurs 4 Feb
Discover the unconventional heroes of architecture
Architects are the designers of everyday life. The story of 12 iconic British architects & their extraordinary work is explored in Mavericks at Royal Academy. Architects included in the exhibition include Smythson, Vanbrugh, Wyatt, Soane, Cockerell, Mackintosh, Holden, Goodhart-Rendel, Stirling, Price, FAT and Hadid.
The free exhibition questions the very essence of what architecture is and how it should be practised. The work of these mavericks is often hard to imagine in the commercial world of architecture where usability & budget can be more important than aesthetics. In an age of rapid homogenisation of glass towers these buildings prove there is an alternative out there.
There is also an eye-opening line up of events to complement the exhibition including:
- Maverick Architects – A thing of the past? on Thurs 25 Feb
- The Artist as Maverick Architect on Mon 21 March
Main picture: A House for Essex by FAT and Grayson Perry RA for Living Architecture (2014). Courtesy of Living Architecture / Jack Hobhouse