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The V&A’s long-awaited Exhibition Road Quarter by Amanda Levete Architects opens


Obviously one needs to actually see it to comment properly. That said, the courtyard is hard to read in the pics thanks to the confused angles - Escher would have liked it. Ditto the stair, whose shape seems to nod to Libeskind anyway and whose colouring seems to show Jim Stirling is actually alive and well. Did this lack of orthogonal lines really have to arise automatically from the structure? The Aston Webb screen is the most concerning element though - why remove all the walls between the columns if you then have to close the resulting spaces up with glass doors? And the shrapnel marks seem to have been erased from the existing stone, which looks smooth on the image. Odd.

Posted date

28 June, 2017

Posted time

11:21 am