As a highlight of this year's London Design Festival @l_d_f_official, #multiply is by @waughthistletonarchitects and engineered by @arupgroup. The modular maze-like installation is made from sustainable American tulipwood, highlighting how we can use carbon-neutral, advanced timber technology to solve building problems. It is on the new #Sacklercourtyard, completed in 2017 with the new @vamuseum entrance and Sainsbury gallery designed by @AmandaLeveteArchitects. This new entrance connects the V&A to Exhibition Road through the arches of the 19th-century screen designed by Sir Aston Webb.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has a complex architectural history. Since its inception (c.1836), a milestone was the 1851 Great Exhibition, and moving to its current location in 1857, its architecture was intended to be a work of art in its own right. The mission was to educate the public and designers about craft, trade, art and design. Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, encourages the development of an educational and cultural complex of sites in South Kensington in London nicknamed 'Albertopolis'. Designed by @waughthistletonarchitects. Supported by @ahec_europe, engineered by @aruparchitects. Further support from Construction Scotland Innovation Centre @glenalmondtimber @stageoneltd and lighting design by @seamdesign. Photo © @urdesign
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