The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture.
The people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights.
TEXTURE IN LONDON
We wanted to explore the texture of the city again – so we asked some of our friends and partners to tell us about their favourite textures in London. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing these with you.
Plus we’re delighted to provide exclusive access to bespoke film and CPD created by EQUITONE. To find out more about the series and the CPD head here.
HELP SELECT OUR THEME
This year we’re asking the LFA community to select our theme for 2021. Find out more and submit your ideas here. We’ll announce the theme in January along with our call for events.
In the latest episode of our Architecture Masters podcast we speak to Network Rail Principal Architect Frank Anatole about his career in Paris and London, and his role in helping to improve designs standards on the nation’s railways.
PLEASE KEEP APART
The unique new series of social distancing graphics by Patrick McEvoy has now been unveiled throughout the Royal Docks Thames Barrier park. To see how Patrick has creatively taken on the topic of social distancing head here.
PEWS AND PERCHES WINNING TEAMS REVEALED
The LFA and the Royal Docks Team have revealed the 2020 cohort of the annual ‘Pews and Perches’ design competition. To see the five winning teams head here.
MEET THE DESIGNERS: SITTING PRETTY
Following their recent install, we caught up with the designers of the winning Sitting Pretty benches to hear the stories behind the designs. To listen to the conversations head here.
You can also listen to the conversations by downloading it from our ‘Building Sounds’ podcast feed via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts , or by searching for ‘Building Sounds’ wherever you normally get your podcasts.
Have you spotted our new Sitting Pretty benches yet?
Five new public benches have been unveiled across some of London’s largest railway stations.To learn more about each of the benches head here.
The London Festival of Architecture is the world’s largest annual architecture festival. With an amazing programme of events and activities taking place right across London every June, we welcome everyone into the conversation around architecture and our city.
This year our festival in June went online as LFA Digital, but our traditional public programme will also happen, but over a longer season this autumn.
What makes us unique is that our vast programme of events each year is delivered by a diverse mix of independent organisations and individuals – helping to radically democratise the debate about architecture and our city.
2020 Festival Theme:
From the White House to Downing Street, our buildings are a byword for the power of their inhabitants. From the Pyramids to the Parthenon, for millennia people have used architecture to demonstrate their power and influence. Our theme for the LFA 2020 is Power.READ MORE
The Tide Line – an evocative landscape designed by Ludwig Willis Architects with Structure Workshop and Howard Miller Landscape and…READ MORE
The LFA Westminster City Council and the Northbank Business Improvement District have announced the six design teams shortlisted to create…READ MORE
When we think about architecture, we often think big. But architects also think about the finer details – the feel…READ MORE
Since 2006 the LFA has selected a theme each year which helps to define the direction of the festival. We…READ MORE