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Founder of WilkinsonEyre has works on show at Royal Academy of Arts

by Sophie Cullen on Nov 9, 2015 in Lifestyle
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Maggie's Centre, Oxford (completed 2014) 
Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour 
(c) Chris Wilkinson RA

Maggie's Centre, Oxford (completed 2014) Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour (c) Chris Wilkinson RA

Chris Wilkinson, the founder of internationally-renowned architecture practice WilksinsonEyre, currently has an exhibition of his drawings on show at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Bringing together 30 years of his architectural drawings and sketchbooks, the show entitled Thinking through Drawing reveals Wilkinson’s design process from concept through to development and construction. The architect believes passionately in drawing by hand, especially in the age of digital technology and this exhibition showcases works in pencil, pen and watercolours.

Chris Wilkinson's sketchbooks  Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour  (c) Chris Wilkinson RA

Chris Wilkinson’s sketchbooks
Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour
(c) Chris Wilkinson RA

A range of sketchbooks are also on show, featuring projects such as, Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, Maggie's Centre, Oxford, and the Kings Cross Gasholders. Renditions of the final architectural objects are also onsite.

King's Cross Gasholders (completion due 2016)  Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour  (c) Chris Wilkinson RA

King’s Cross Gasholders (completion due 2016)
Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour
(c) Chris Wilkinson RA

Chris Wilkinson OBE RA DipArch RIBA Hon FAIA FCSD worked in several leading practices before establishing his own firm, receiving his OBE in 2000. He has won prizes for the Guangzhou International Finance Center, China, the Mary Rose Museum, UK, and the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel on the Darling Harbour Waterfront, Australia.

Crown Hotel, Sydney, Australia (completion due 2019)  Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour  (c) Chris Wilkinson RA

Crown Hotel, Sydney, Australia (completion due 2019)
Photo Royal Academy of Arts. Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour
(c) Chris Wilkinson RA

 

Details

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London

Date: Until 14 February, 2016

Time: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am–6pm
Closed Monday

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