Opening up Architecture
How often do we consider the influence that the built environment has on daily London lives? How do the materials, use of light, layout and constructions methods impact on our work and leisure?
London Grid for Learning has been working in partnership with Open-City since September 2011, supporting the Open-City Education programme. This highly regarded programme incorporates architecture into the Primary and Secondary curriculum, helping London teachers and students to better understand the built environment.
Throughout 2012, London Grid for Learning and open-City have been working on a new resource that offers an insight into 3 unique buildings in London. With help from three architects that have a deep understanding of each building, they unlock the vision behind each building and how it meets the needs of the clients and daily users.
Materials used, use of light and sensitivities of the needs of clients and daily users are all analysed and presented in a accessible way for the non specialist to incorporate into a wide range of curriculum areas including
Art & Design
Designed with a new interface offering a fully filtered resource bank and the latest online video technology, Opening Up Architecture provides unique resource that seeks to develop a better understanding of the environment in which we all live our daily lives.
• Opening up architecture resource: www.open-city.lgfl.net
• Project Trailer: http://trailers.lgfl.org.uk/open-city/trailer.html
• Project video walkthrough: http://trailers.lgfl.org.uk/open-city/summary.html
• Further information: www.lgfl.net/curriculum-resources/Pages/Open-City.aspx
• Open-City Education programme: http://open-city.org.uk/education/index.html