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Architects install pop-up structures in RIBA’s HQ

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Installations by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Erect Architecture and MARGIN have opened at the RIBA as part of its Constructing Communities programme

Each team was handed £5,000 to realise its 1:1 structure which were chosen through an open call that invited ideas that ‘could create or encourage community activity’.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Pea Soup House by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Pea Soup House by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Source: Francis Ware

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as installed a soup kitchen at the front doors of the RIBA’s HQ. The installation aims to raise awareness of the London’s air quality through serving different flavours of soup dependent on pollution levels.

Erect Architecture

BIN toGather by Erect Architecture

BIN toGather by Erect Architecture

Source: Francis Ware

Erect Architecture’s timber installation has been designed to tackle the way we dispose of waste. It focuses on the potential of social interactions occurring from the everyday chore of taking out the rubbish.

MARGIN

The Ephemeral Neighbourhood by MARGIN

The Ephemeral Neighbourhood by MARGIN

Source: Francis Ware

MARGIN – a group of former students from Liverpool – has looked at creating spaces for newly arrived refugees to interact with existing communities within its pavilion named the Ephemeral Neighbourhood.

The pop-ups are on display outside the front of the building, on the first floor, and on the fourth floor terrace, while the research behind each of the installations is exhibited in the institute’s Practice Space Gallery.

Barbara Kaucky of Erect Architecture, said: ‘The RIBA is opening its doors to showcase three experimental installations in and around the illustrious building tackling contemporary issues. We are delighted that our Bin toGather installation is one of them and are looking forward to a RIBA community being forged though recycling.’

The installations, which form part of the London Festival of Architecture, are in place at RIBA’s 66 Portland Place HQ until 4 August.

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