Living with Buildings | ITSLIQUID

Living with Buildings

Design | December 24, 2018 |

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

Living with Buildings
Wellcome Collection – London
October 4, 2018 – March 3, 2019

We’re surrounded by buildings all the time, but how do they affect our physical and mental health? Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality of how we design for health. Featuring works by Andreas Gursky, Rachel Whiteread and Martha Rosler, as well as buildings designed by Goldfinger, Lubetkin and Aalto, this exhibition examines some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society. Consider the urgent connections between our homes and our health and look anew at the future of our built environment in this major exhibition.

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

The Paimio chair designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1930s was intended to be both beautiful and functional furniture for the Paimio Sanatorium. It had an angle of recline to help tuberculosis patients to breathe and was made from wood to give it a warmer and more humane feel than metal. Andreas Gursky‘s monumental photograph showcases the geometric design of the Mouchotte Building in Montparnasse and the individual lives of people within. Gursky said that “to go to the centre-city is to encounter the ‘social truth‘, to take part in the magnificent plenitude of ‘reality'”.

Living with Buildings
Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

This scale model of a hospital was built in the 1930s to demonstrate modern facilities like x-rays and operating theatres. Queen Mary donated lace handkerchiefs for the bedspreads. The model was launched by the Prince of Wales to encourage people to donate to the King Edward’s Hospital Fund.

“An ambitious, expansive and hugely enjoyable exhibition” Architecture Today.

more. www.wellcomecollection.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Moving to Mars

Design | November 14, 2019

Following its blockbuster exhibition Stanley Kubrick, the Design Museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London - in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages. Read more


Vertical City

Architecture | November 12, 2019

Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Vertical City, a project proposal for a vertical city-building of 25,000 people settled in the water. A number of renewable energy resources, such as wind, water turbines and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Water desalination. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier life-style. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented. Read more


Cars: Accelerating The Modern World

Design | October 29, 2019

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. 'Cars: Accelerating the Modern World' explores how the car as a driving force has accelerated the pace of change over the past century. Read more


Atrafloor

Design | October 28, 2019

The latest addition to Atrafloor's collection of fun, modern designs for floors is a set of striking patterns that put a twist on animal print trends. The colour-clashing designs break away from toned down neutrals to invite a more vibrant energy into interiors. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!