London Festival of Architecture 2014

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Now in its 10th year the Festival is initiated by The Architecture Foundation, the British Council, RIBA London and New London Architecture. This year's festival programme will see leading cultural institutions present innovative activities across the city from 1 to 30 June 2014.

In 2014 the festival will take ‘Capital’ as its central theme, and explores its various manifestations; from London’s place as the UK’s seat of government and finance, its flows of social and intellectual capital, the politics of regeneration and its impact on the city and its position as a world capital of architecture, through its practices and its built environment.

RIBA London is coordinating a trail of Open Studios through Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and nearby areas with a programme of activities and events. Gain behind-the-scenes access to over 27 practices and experience modelshop demonstrations, exhibitions, talks, films and home-brewed craft beer. 

Download a pdf copy of the Open Studios: Shoreditch + Clerkenwell map including a £5 off voucher to use at RIBA Bookshops.

Keep up to date with the festival and find out more about the full programme at

London Festival of Architecture 2014 - Top Four Results

Exhibitions and events

Open Studios: Capital Craft Party

Like home-brewed, project themed, craft beer? Intrigued to meet and see the workplace of Edgley Design and HUT? Join them for an evening of artisan craft beer and architecture talks in their shared studio.

Exhibitions and events Open Studios: Pocket Parklet

Open Studios: Pocket Parklet

Creating a 'Pocket Parklet' in Dalston by transforming 8 parking spaces for one day. Expect seeding swaps, bird house building and further tips to enhance your local greenspace.

Exhibitions and events

Open Studios: W.W.W. : Whitechapel - Willats - Workshop

Workshop inspired by the socially engaged practice of artist Stephen Willats & his ideas of relativism and community. Draw what's on your mantlepiece or a piece of a giant imaginary tower. Premier of our film Walking Whitechapel.

Exhibitions and events

Open Studios: Living | Working | Placemaking

TateHindle will be hosting a small exhibition from their studio above Smithfield Market. The exhibition will comprise of video photography and a variety of models exploring the essence of creating new places and neighbourhoods.

London Festival of Architecture 2014 - Other Results


Open Studios: In-Fill

Invitation to visit our studio and view an exhibition about in-fill urbanism showcasing our projects and inspirations. Drinks will be provided in the …


Open Studios: New Kids on the Block

A panel discussion looking at the relationship between technology, identity and community. From Silicon Valley to Silicon Roundabout, case studies wil…


Open Studios: FBM Unfolded

Join FBM for light refreshments, a behind the scenes glimpse of our office in action and partake in the FBM table-tennis challenge! Explore exhibits s…


Open Studios: Portfolio workshops

A portfolio workshop for Part II's and young architects as a part of our Open Studios exhibition. This will give them the unique opportunity to seek p…


Open Studios: How to make a good CV

Calling all students! Come and join us for a CV workshop, aimed at demystifying the job application process. Pre-book your place for an afternoon of i…


Open Studios: Waugh Thistleton

Tabletop exhibition of a selection of our projects. Come into our office to talk to us about our work over a drink or two.


Open Studios: Preserving the Future

London has 2½ times more births than deaths. Its population is growing fast and it can no longer bury its dead. What might London look like, when its …


Open Studios: Coffey Architects

Coffey Architects / Recent Projects and CompetitionsCome and visit Coffey Architects and see a table top exhibition of recent work, competitions and m…


Open Studios: Our experience with timber

Completed in 2009 and constructed from cross-laminated timber panels Stadthaus, Murray Grove was the tallest modern timber structure in the world. And…


Open Studios: atmos

atmos invites an intimate audience to an evening of insights into our practice, with hourly 10-minute lectures, the chance to meet the team & discuss …


Open Studios: Say Architects

Open Studio - a glimpse of the workings of a small architectural and interior design office in practice with projects in and around the capital

Camera Obscura on Rooftop