28 Nov/10x10 drawing city London/Crossing/London

Each year, 100 participants come together in the summer to create 100 pieces of work, giving 100 perspectives of London, which are then exhibited and auctioned in November. Previous participants have included Lord Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud. The project is a unique concept, with the designers and artists producing wonderful pieces of artwork inspired by the environment they help to create and shape, as well as providing a commentary and critique on the constantly changing landscape of central London.

Every year 10×10 captures a different area of the city. This year the project was focus on East London, an area encompassing striking and innovative examples of architecture, both traditional and modern. In the shadow of the ‘Gherkin’, this area encompasses modern developments, many associated with the ‘Silicon roundabout’, to historic landmarks such as Brick Lane and the Boundary estate – one of the city’s earliest social housing schemes. East London is a truly diverse area, both culturally and creatively, where our 10×10 artists will have no problem seeking influence for their work.

An exclusive auction of the 10×10 artwork will take place at the Crossing, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA tonight.

And a free public exhibition of the artwork will be held today in the same venue.

This will be the perfect opportunity to view the amazing artwork. Preliminary bids on all artwork can be made online and please look at the catalogue section of this site for more detail.

This year’s 10×10 will raise money for Article 25’s Street Children Centers, starting with projects in Ghana and Kenya. Over the next year, we will be helping to provide the necessary infrastructure for enabling children who live on the streets to get back to their families or foster families, schools and communities.

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19 Nov/2013 Jencks Award Benedetta Tagliabue/Riba/London

The annual Jencks Award is given to an individual, or practice, that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. This year's winner Benedetta Tagliabue is an international architect who has carved out a reputation for an architecture fused with a passion for landscape and design.

Among Tagliabue’s most notable projects are the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Diagonal Mar Park and the Santa Caterina Market both in Barcelona. She studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of architecture firm EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, founded in 1994 with her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.

She has won numerous international awards in the fields of public space and design, including the RIBA Stirling Best Building Award in 2001 for The Scottish Parliament. Tagliabue is also visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities around the world.

In this lecture, Tagliabue presents her key projects and reflects on the inspirations behind her work and those in future. The award will be presented as part of the event chaired by Charles Jencks – designer, author and broadcaster.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

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7 Nov/ Forgotten Spaces Pecha Kucha Night/ Somerset House/ London

Tonight a selection of the 26 competition winners and best entries of RIBA Forgotten Spaces will be challenged to present their proposals in a fun, fast-paced, Pecha Kucha-style format at Somerset House.

There will be questions and discussion afterwards, with time allowed to explore the exhibition and engage with the design teams and individuals involved until 20.30. 

The Screening Room
£10 (£7 concessions)

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