Footprint's 5 things to do this week
This week’s events include a talk by Anna Minton and a tour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners prototype zero carbon home
Anna Minton on Privatised ‘Public’ Places at RA
When 30 August
Where Royal Academy, Burlington Gardens, London
In her Soapbox Talk, Anna discusses ‘how the security which comes with privatised ‘public’ places creates fear and paranoia. A truly public realm by contrast, is open, inclusive and democratic’.
Richard Rogers zero carbon Homeshell house at RSA
When until 8 September
Where Royal Academy of Arts
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ prototype zero carbon home has been installed in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts. The three-storey Homeshell house uses prefabricated technology first developed for Oxley Woods estate in Milton Keynes.
When until September
As part of the Southbank Festival of Neighbourhood, London-based small practice What if: projects has installed a series of green spaces along Mandela Walk, close to the Southbank Centre.
Last chance: Charles Correa at the RIBA
When until Sept 4
Charles Correa is an internationally recognised architect and urban designer who has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture for post-Independence India. Drawing on a unique philosophy rooted in the rich traditions of people and climate, Correa’s work is informed both by a world view and intimate understanding of place. This new landmark exhibition showcases his signature projects from across the world and charts a career spanning over five decades.
Book your green tour of Open House weekend
When 21-22 September
Open House London offers a unique opportunity to find out more about low carbon solutions through a wide range of activities and a showcase of exemplary green buildings. Look for ‘G’ for green features in the listings, which include retrofit exemplars, new build and low impact buildings.