Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays


In December, we discussed with Carlos Teixeira how to rationalise and simplify the spatial arrangement of the performance booths in his structure, 'Spiral Booths' (based on the voids found amongst the concrete stilts of suspended Brazilian palafitte buildings). We received a link from Carlos this morning for a 3-D visualisation for the new design - something that will be very useful for...
I've just got back from a very productive research trip to China. In addition to meetings with architects and designers in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, I spent a day at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Architecture Biennale. Shenzhen is emblematic of China's recent urban development, being the very first city to be given special economic zone status (in 1979). Located at the far northern end of...