Knock Nothing Down now open at the Royal Academy

Alessi Grind salt & pepper shakers. Winner of a Good Design Award. Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini.

Our exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts opens this week until late August. There will be a series of workshops and talks that will run alongside the exhibition with more information available below and on the RA website.

Raze it to the ground or build around?

24 June | 6.30pm - 8pm

Are architects at their most creative when they are allowed to demolish and work with a clean slate? Perhaps it’s when they have to preserve and integrate? Hear both sides and make your decision.

Inspired by the spirit and conviction of the late Will Alsop RA, The Royal Academy brings together practitioners, writers and critics to make conclusive arguments on the prime conditions for architectural creativity. Does working with existing buildings put a stop to any original ideas? Do clever architectural solutions only arise from interacting with a complex brief?

More information and tickets are available here.


Sky Creatures Drawing Workshop

23 June | 11am - 1pm

Drop in for a drawing workshop led by us as we ask children to show us their vision of a city where the 'Knock Nothing Down' philosophy has been widely adopted. Part of The Big Architecture Family Day, a full-day programme of architecture-based family activities. An event part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Free, no booking required.

Taster Talks

Wednesday 19th June | 1.15pm
Friday 28th June | 6.30pm
Wednesday 17th July | 1.15pm
Friday 26th July | 6.30pm
Wednesday 7th August | 1.15pm
Friday 23rd August | 6.30pm

Join members of the aLL Design team for a series of short talks on 'Knock Nothing Down' in the exhibition space.

Jacob Dix