Architectural Foundation

Architectural Foundation
   The Architectural Foundation is a London-based charity founded in 1847. It celebrates the achievements of modern architecture, showcases good design and encourages greater public involvement in the built environment. In 1997 it staged a digital exhibition of the capital’s best modern buildings. The display, called ‘London Interactive’, was opened by the Culture Secretary Chris Smith. Plans include an ambitious electronic future projection of the ‘eCity’, and also a ‘virtual’ retrospective where citizens of 2050 can revisit the city of today including seventy-four featured London developments built in the past decade. The sites range from the Oxo Tower restaurant, the ITN building and the Saatchi Gallery, to Piers Gough’s public lavatories in Westbourne Grove, London.
   MIKE STORRY

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