You+Pea Playing the Picturesque

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Limited Edition Print

This limited edition has been created especially for the RIBA by You+Pea in connection with their exhibition Playing the Picturesque commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, 4 June – 7 September 2019.

The digital drawing captures the formal style and picturesque qualities of the work of 19th century architect John Nash. Much like his idealised architectural motifs, the drawing turns buildings into a world within a world, surrounded by nature, but here placed together into one environment.

Playing the Picturesque is an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space. It takes the form of a series of scaled folly structures extracted from real picturesque landscapes and extended into interactive virtual game environments. By exploring the interface between the physical and virtual realms, it asks whether such boundaries are now so fluid that we can consider virtual worlds as sites for realising architecture in their own right.

You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson. They established and lead the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where they promote the use of game technologies in architectural education. Working with cultural and educational institutions, industry partners, developers, and city planners they bridge the gap between multiple disciplines and provoke new conversations about the future of architectural design through the use of games.

  • Edition of 50
  • Digital Prints on Canson Paper
  • 42 x 42 cms
  • £80.00 plus shipping

Framing Available

If you would like to have this limited edition print framed please email exhibitions@riba.org to request a quote.

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