Ismaili Center Houston

Situated on Allen Parkway and Montrose Boulevard, the Ismaili Center is commissioned by His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. Dedicated to advancing pluralism, public understanding and civic outreach, th...

Separation and unity, Lot 19 Residential Block, La Défense–Nanterre

Separation and unity  Lot 19 Residential Block, La Défense–Nanterre In a 1977 lecture titled “How to live together”, Roland Barthes asked: how distant from others must we keep ourselves to develop a sociability with them, whilst maintaining our individual freedom? Two years late...

Magdalene Odundo: the Journey of Things, The Hepworth Wakefield

Kenyan-born Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed ceramic artists. This major exhibition will bring together more than 50 of Odundo’s vessels alongside a large selection of historic and contemporary objects which she has curated to reveal the vast range of references from a...

Is this Tomorrow? Whitechapel Gallery, London

The world is defined by diversity: different ideas, people and things. Borders between countries that have become sites of contention during the last two decades – such as the border between Mexico and the USA, between Spain and Morocco, between China and North Korea, between Iran and Pakistan, be...

The Virtual and Architecture, From Life, Royal Academy, London

Inherent in every great building are ideas or concepts that transcend the actual building itself and have the potential to be actualized in a number of other ways to generate other buildings. They are what Gilles Deleuze would call the virtual in the actual or real, a kind of potentiality that can b...

Architecture Room, Royal Academy 2017 Summer Exhibition, London

Architects make conceptual drawings, models and sketches to generate ideas for a building; images, models, and computer animation may then be deployed to present these ideas to clients and end-users; and a set of co-ordinated drawings needs to be made for use in the construction process. If examples...

Architecture and Its Affects at the Arsenale, 13th Venice Biennale, Venice

Affects in buildings are the ground through which architecture must now engage with everyday life and culture. Whereas historically architecture strove towards meanings for such a ground, comprehension of meanings requires a shared understanding that does not exist in todays plural society. Affects ...

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 1

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 2

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 3

Next at the British Pavilion, 8th Venice Biennale, Venice

In 2002 the British Council selected Foreign Office Architects to create a site-specific installation to represent Britain at the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale. In response to the Biennale’s theme, Next, the installation used FOA's own Yokohama International Ferry Terminal project to answer the...

Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956 – 2006 at the Barbican Art Gallery, London

Commissioned by The Barbican, Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956 - 2006, was designed as an exhibition to chart the development of experimental architecture since 1956. The Barbican Art Gallery asked: "What would it be like to live in a hairy house, a floating city, or an inf...