A Place to Call Home: Where We Live and Why


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Home is an essential part of us all. The houses, flats, tower blocks and estates that we live in are extensions of our everyday lives. They are practical places - buildings for us to eat or sleep in - yet for most, home is the most expensive thing that we ever buy, a complex thing offering a lifetime of investment and preoccupation.

This hugely popular touring RIBA exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charts the story of the design and appeal of everyday homes in the UK.

It explores the advent of mass building from the late 18th century, through to the present day via suburban expansion and post-war experiment- revealing the characteristics of a British obsession and the experiments that have shaped how and where we live.

The exhibition forms part of Grand Designs Live, the UK's leading contemporary home show, open to the public from 12th - 14th October 2012 at Birmingham's NEC.

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At the show you'll also be able to get a free one to one 30-minute consultation with an RIBA architect at the Ask An Expert Centre. Make the most of this opportunity by bringing along your plans and drawings.


Free admission to exhibition. Admission required for entry to the show.



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Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London, 1970s.

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