'Trace': Margaret Howell and ARCA look at what lies beneath modern residential blocks
WHAT WE'RE SEEING
Clothing designer Margaret Howell has partnered with the Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture (ARCA) in an exhibition at her Wigmore Street showroom.
In response to the London Festival of Architecture’s focus on ‘memory’, ARCA has created two cast models of a subterranean World War II Air Raid Shelter located beneath the Hopton Street Almshouses in Bankside, London.
The models of the little-known shelter show castings of the negative and volumetric space. They create a reminder of the city’s recent past and the history that lies beneath modern residential developments.
13 June – 2 July 2017
Monday – Saturday
10.00 – 18.00
Find out more: ARCA at Wigmore Street, London.