A summer celebration of architecture and art

RA Summer Exhibition

AKT II is proud to have been invited to take part in the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition.

We are providing models of two of our projects for display in the Architecture Room curated by architect Piers Gough. These are of Merchant Square Bridge and the Living Unit.

Merchant Square Bridge is set across the Paddington Basin, acting as an understated pedestrian crossing and spectacular sculptural piece of public art. Its skewed alignment generates a dramatic fanning motion when opening, similar to that of a Japanese hand fan, which our model perfectly captures.

The Living Unit, part of an initiative with OFIS Architects, comprises a series of uniform timber-framed units that can be organised horizontally and vertically to form adaptable, modular living spaces for short-term habitation in a wide array of environments.

Other AKT II projects are represented at the exhibition including Google North Bayshore Campus with Heatherwick Studio, Cadogan Café with Nex Architecture, the Hyundai Pavilion with Asif Khan and CRAB Studio’s Innovation Studio.

“We are always keen to take part in exhibitions such as this, engaging with the industry’s important discussions between established and up-and-coming practices, as well as the general public. Our contribution of two vastly different projects shows our experience and our desire to break the mould.” – Daniel Bosia, Director

The Summer Exhibition runs 12th June to 19th August.