New Architects Portugal_UK: Carl Turner Architects to exhibit at MUDE

London based Carl Turner Architects have been selected to exhibit at MUDE (Museu do Design e da Moda) - the Design and Fashion Museum of Lisbon - as part of ‘New Architects: Portugal_UK' an international exchange programme delivered by the UK's cultural relations agency The British Council, in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation, Ordem Dos Arquitectos (ODA) and MUDE.

Three UK architects, Carl Turner Architects, KrausSchönberg and MA Projects, were invited to submit innovative project proposals to exhibit at MUDE. Carl Turner Architects winning proposal entitled "Home from Home", recreates a stereotypical British home by producing an installation that will encourage visitors to engage with the everyday rituals of domestic life. Here the activities within a house - reading, sleeping, eating, watching TV and playing - will be organised so that the inhabitants are presented with an opportunity to experience the ‘British' house. Traditional British components - a teacup, hot water bottle, umbrella - will be displayed and will encourage visitors to examine the small, subtle differences between ordinary objects in Britain and Portugal to question what makes a home a home.

The New Architects: Portugal_UK exchange - the latest in an ongoing Architecture Foundation initiated series of international programmes for young architects - has allowed the participating UK and Portuguese practices in 2010 to take part in reciprocal visits, intensive workshops, public presentations, networking and research events. The exchange focused upon the home in response to the 2010 Lisbon Architecture Triennale theme ‘Lets talk about houses' and wider issues in housing emerging in both the UK and Portugal.