Greenwich Architects at the RA

  • 26th Sept. - 24th Oct. 2015
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery
Canvey Island Goldmine Model (detail)

Canvey Island Goldmine Model (detail)


At this years Royal Academy Summer Show three separate works were exhibited by members of staff of the University of Greenwich’ Department of Architecture and Landscape. To celebrate this success an exhibition of the work will be exhibited in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from 26th September until 24th October

Professor Neil Spiller’s will be showing an expanded set of his visionary graphic images, Walled Garden for Lebbeus, which pay tribute to his friend, the late Lebbeus Woods, an experimental US architect. Neil’s design for a memorial garden includes an “augmented reality” storm, a reference to Lebbeus’s death during Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Also featured is the striking architectural model ‘The Gold Mine – A Post-scarcity Canvey Island’, created by staff members Nic Clear and Mike Aling, with PhD student Hyun-Jun Park and part-time lecturer Simon Withers as unitfifteen-research. The model uses laminated MDF sections and 3d printed models to create a futuristic urban proposal intended to stimulate debate about Utopia and radically different ideas of human society. Max Dewdney is exhibiting Endless City, an architectural installation in the form of a scaled city model that investigates the relationship between local and global interior space, both real and imagined, now and for the future.

The opening of the Exhibition will coincide with the Departments Annual start of year conference ‘The Dark Side’ on Friday 25th September.

Image (above): Nic Clear, Mike Aling, Hyun Jun Park and Simon Withers