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Playing the Picturesque – installation by You+Pea

Playing the Picturesque – an installation by You+Pea

Playing the Picturesque is an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space.

The installation takes the form of a series of scaled folly structures extracted from real picturesque landscapes, extended into interactive virtual game environments through digital projections. By exploring the movement between 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. Their work explores the integration of video game technologies into architectural design.

Related events

Exhibition tour with You+Pea

Join Sandra and Luke for a tour of the exhibition on Thursday 18 July at 6.30pm. Sign up for a place.

Architecture Walking Tours

On the first Wednesday of July, August and September 2019, starting from 66 Portland Place, we'll be taking different guided walks which will be inspired by images from the RIBA Collections and ideas covered in the ‘Playing the Picturesque’ exhibition.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Please note that the RIBA will be closed for the Summer Bank Holiday from Saturday 24 August until Monday 26 August inclusive.