Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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Last night I travelled from Stavanger to Oslo to meet Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson, the partners of Rintala Eggertsson Architects - and the designers responsible for the 'Ark' book tower which will be situated by the V&A National Art Library staircase, forming part of the '1:1' exhibition. We drove for a couple of hours to reach Seljord where Sami (above, left) and Dagur...
Tonight I am in Stavanger, southern Norway - to visit Helen & Hard Architects. I've just spent an amazing day with the Helen & Hard team, not only getting an update on their 'Ratatosk' climbing structure for the '1:1' exhibition but, most importantly, having the opportunity to visit some of their built structures. I started the morning by spending a few hours at their...
The engineering team at University of Bath have just sent us some photographs of their latest stress load tests on this new piece of carpentry technology that they're developing for Rural Studio's '1:1' project. The images above, and directly below, show lots of shearing of wood against wood - and therefore loss of intrinsic strength. The image at the bottom shows the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFmvFe4td4 We've just received a shipment of new micro videos from two of the architects in the '1:1' exhibition, Terunobu Fujimori and Sou Fujimoto. We gave all seven architects HD cameras (thank you, Flip Video) of their own and asked them to record their own moments of reflection - to document their own personal architecture environments, work spaces...