Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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This weekend I went along to a preview for the recently-completed house for the artist Brad Lochore - designed by Tony Fretton Architects. It's a rather strange experience going to these architect house previews - it's not quite an exhibition private view...it feels more like a cross between a restrained house party and an estate agent's tour of a show-home. Tony Fretton also designed...
As mentioned in a previous post, we have decided to move Studio Mumbai's structure from its original location (the National Art Library staircase - where instead we'll be building a stunning book tower by Rintala Eggertsson Architects) to the V&A Cast Courts. Bijoy Jain, director of Studio Mumbai, happened to be in London this week, so we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to...
This morning, Lizzie and I had a very exciting visit to the V&A Daylit Gallery, currently under construction, and soon to form part of the Museum's brand new Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. The Gallery has been designed by MUMA Architects (designers for the M&R Galleries) - and includes a stunning glass roof engineered by Dewhurst Macfarlane. This is not only the first new-build...
Our first concept model submission has arrived! Ryo Tsuchie, one of the team in Sou Fujimoto's office arrived at the Contemporary Team offices here at the V&A this afternoon, straight off a flight from Tokyo - having brought their two (very beautiful) models as hand luggage. This is the moment Ryo opens the package and we see one of the models for the first time: [Film 1]...