AL_A’s drawings of the V&A at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

'Making Visible the Invisible - Above Ground' and 'Making Visible the Invisible - Below Ground' on show in the Architecture Gallery

June 9 2017

For the first time in the 249 year history of the Summer Exhibition, a collection of unique construction drawings is the focus of the Architecture Gallery. Curated by Farshid Moussavi, this radical display aims to distinguish the work of architects from other artists and highlight the creativity involved in the construction process.

With the imminent opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, AL_A’s two digital drawings give a technical perspective of ‘making visible the invisible’. They reveal the pattern of the courtyard porcelain tiles derived from the geometry of the 38m span folded plate structure supporting the courtyard, which is the ceiling of the gallery space below and houses all the M&E to service the gallery. The technical drawings are an expression of the symbiotic relationship between the complexity of different systems, layers and intricacies that make up the courtyard and gallery ceiling.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017 runs from Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 20 August. For more information on the exhibition, visit the Royal Academy’s website.

For details on the opening of the Exhibition Road Quarter at the V&A on 30 June click here.