One of the more cool things about studying Architecture, is the constant demand to visit spaces in and around Central London, as well as exhibitions galleries and talks. For our latest project, we are using the Hamilton Gallery in Carlos Place.
Currently showing ‘Something for Everyone’ a group exhibition of unseen work at the Gallery (ending January 16th), is it an extraordinary space. On immediate entrance you are at the top of a dual stair, set about a third above the floor of the first space,requiring you to descend into the space. Lit from above by a partial Skylight on the hip of the roof, a small corridor/Information area leads into another smaller space, this time entirely roofed in a triple peaked glass roof.
Here the overhead view is stunning, as the surrounding buildings range from two to six storeys, and the Gallery being of two heights – but both of one level is strikingly overlooked, yet welcomes this gaze in the use of the glazed roof over the main display space.
I really liked Mayfair Lady 5 by Miles Aldridge – It is a stunning Photograph and I’m really feeling the blue thing at the moment but to be frank nothing in particular tickled my fancy. Hopefully when I return for the ‘Maastricht 2010′ Exhbit in March, Although most of my tastes are contemporary and innovative designs, I have a great love for the Classics.