Unfortunately, Monday didn’t see the much hoped for start to that old gem known as ‘British summer time’, but it did mark the beginning of the London Festival of Architecture 2015. Brushing hopes of Pimms in the sun and melting ice lollies aside, we instead turn our attention to what architecture in London has to offer, with an abundance of presentations, tours, open days and seminars, the month-long London Festival of Architecture 2015 will no doubt house something for everyone.
The overarching theme of LFA 2015 is ‘Work In Progress’, which is fitting considering the recent general election result and ‘back to basics’ feeling resonating across the capital. It got us thinking that our homes are always works in progress, which see fits & bursts of energy thrown in their direction whether that be that be finally ripping up that old carpet or something more substantial like replacing your sash windows.
The addition of architectural glass in London is on the rise across the capital’s homes, with glass balustrades, partitions and structural glass enjoying a surge in popularity. And the implementation of structural glass in London isn’t restricted to the residential market but also across businesses. Commercial glazing in London is also on the up, as the future workplace changes and evolves, perhaps to the demise of the open-plan model big tech companies and hipster PR agencies have favoured for so long. Are we on a wave back to more enclosed office spaces? And if so, how would you go about reinvigorating your office? One solution might be structural glass in London, maintaining a light and airy space but restoring some privacy to the business environments.
With the ever-changing commercial and residential market in mind, the London Festival of Architecture 2015 might provide us with the inspiration to take our homes and businesses to higher heights.