I love things that make you look harder, that make you stop and appreciate the beauty and creativity all around you. Lesser Known Architecture, is a tiny photography exhibition in a tucked away corner of the Design Museum that does just that.
As part of June 2013’s London Festival of Architecture, ten under-appreciated buildings and structures were nominated by leading architecture critics, curated by Elias Redstone, and photographed by Theo Simpson. They are being displayed as a series of single colour offset prints in the Design Museum Café until 22nd July.
The ten buildings and their nominators are:
- Bevin Court, nominated by Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
- Brownfield Estate, nominated by Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
- Cabmen’s Shelters, nominated by Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian)
- Crystal Palace Subway, nominated by Rory Olcayto (The Architects’ Journal)
- London Underground Arcades, nominated by Edwin Heathcote (Financial Times)
- Mail Rail, nominated by Ellie Stathaki (Wallpaper*)
- Nunhead Cemetery, nominated by Hugo MacDonald (Monocle)
- Occidental Oil Refinery Jetty, nominated by Owen Hatherley (The Guardian)
- Stockwell Bus Garage, nominated by Tom Dyckhoff (BBC Culture Show)
- Welbeck Street Car Park, nominated by Sam Jacob (Dezeen / Art Review)
Which one is your favourite? Are there any buildings that you think are missing from this list?