London Festival of Architecture 2012: One Week To Go

With the LFA 2012 less than two weeks away, The AF gives you our top pick of what to see and do:

The Developing City
21 June - 9 September, The Walbrook Building, Walbrook, London EC2 
An exhibition exploring how the physical fabric – buildings, streets and public spaces – have defined the City over the centuries and responded to the changes in how we live and work. The show will also look ahead to 2050, presenting a series of visions of the City of the future. 

Gibbon's Rent Transformation: Launch Weekend
23 – 24 June, Gibbon's Rent, London SE1 (between Magdalen and Holyrood Streets)
A weekend of activities to launch a new community garden designed by Andrew Burns and Sarah Eberle located in a formerly forgotten cut-through near London Bridge, including hands on workshops, cycle powered film screenings, and horticulturally themed events, music and much more!

'Weather - It's Raining or Not:.......'
23 June - 8 July, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU
RIBA London, the London Borough of Hackney, and consulting engineers Ramboll will transform Hoxton Square with an installation by architects Harry Dobbs, and an interactive light installation 'The Weather Yesterday' by creative practice Troika.  

Bureau Spectacular: Three Little Worlds
24 June – 25 August, The Architecture Foundation, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU
For his first solo exhibition outside of North America, emerging architect Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular) will transform the AF Project Space into an inhabitable installation of ‘super-furniture,' which he will call home over the festival period. Keep an eye out for the show's exciting range of guests and events.

International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012
23 June - 23 September, London's Embassies, Cultural Centres and other London venues
The British Council is working with over 50 of London’s embassies and cultural institutes to display innovative and thought-provoking architecture and design projects from their countries through a range of events including exhibitions, installations, lectures, debates and films. 

Architecture as Antidote: Should Cities Make us Fit?
4 July, 7pm, Wellcome Collection Auditorium, Euston Road
A panel of architects and health experts debate the role of architecture and cities in creating healthy lifestyles. Should architects be part of the growing campaign of ‘fit cities’, or does this represent the medicalisation of architecture? 

King's Cross Urban Actions Focus Weekend
6 July – 8 July, Various locations in and around King's Cross
For the final weekend of the Festival the AF and Squire and Partners will be creating a trail of urban actions to improve the city. Highlights include Squire and Partner's King's Cross picnic installation, a talk by Carmody Groake about their new Filling Station, and a day of dance on the new Granary Square by Sadler's Wells.  

Plus don't miss the wide range of walks, cycle rides, exhibitions and events also happening! Visit LFA 2012 website for full event listings.

The LFA is sponsored by Land Securities, Berkeley Group, The Mayor of London and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.