From Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 22nd, "Reflections: The Anatomy of Form" will be on view at the Design Museum in London to celebrate London Design Festival 2019. It is the latest in a series of special exhibitions presented in collaboration with venues around the world.
Showing for the first time in London, this exhibit explores the work of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), an interdisciplinary practice responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings.
A series of models offers an insight into how SOM's architects and engineers practice a poetry of inquiry, experimentation, and ingenuity. The exhibit showcases a selection of the firm’s groundbreaking projects which have anticipated new ways of living, working, and learning. It includes projects of different types and scales, including Exchange House and Manhattan Loft Gardens in London, JTI Headquarters in Geneva, John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue) and Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Central to SOM’s work are the principles of simplicity, clarity, sustainability, efficiency, and economy, and the notion that structure and architecture should be mutually reinforcing. The exhibit explores the process through which architects and structural engineers realize projects together.
The exhibit at the Design Museum is a precursor to the forthcoming exhibition “The Anatomy of Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture,” opening at the Ambika Gallery, The University of Westminster, in February 2020.
Reflections: The Anatomy of Form
September 6 – 22, 2019
Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
224-238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG