Lesser Known Architecture
The Gherkin, Big Ben, The Shard… all famous structures (some with questionable nicknames, some with questionable designs), and architectural symbols of our fine city.
London is full of them – brilliant buildings, that is – many more recognised and celebrated than others. The Design Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates the less celebrated, the under-appreciated, the accidentally beautiful architecture around us that we barely even noticed was there.
Take the above for example. It’s pretty cool, right? You might have passed it before, maybe even left your beloved automobile there once or twice whilst nipping into MEATliqour… it is, of course, Welbeck Street NCP. Surely the most attractive NCP of them all.
All of the forgotten buildings, structures and subways featured in Lesser Known Architecture have been nominated by leading architecture critics, photographed by Theo Simpson, designed by Ben Mclaughlin and will be displayed in a series of prints at the Design Museum’s Tank from 6th June-22nd July 2013.