London Festival of Architecture

This year the practice celebrated the capital’s annual Festival of Architecture by taking part in Clerkenwell Studio Lates on Friday evening 7th of June.

In response to the festival theme of ‘boundaries’, LFA visitors to our studio were encouraged to participate in an architectural colouring-in competition #ColourMeCZWG – an opportunity to explore how colour can be used to challenge architecture and our urban environment.

We invited Artbox London, a charity and social enterprise working with artists with learning disabilities and autism to curate an inspiring exhibition in colour and architecture to display for the evening. We also teamed up with neighbours Optelma Architectural Lighting to illuminate our studio façade for the duration of the festival.

Congratulations to our competition winners: Tudor Ilie and runners up Andrew Dang and Caspar Atherton who each won memberships to the House of Illustrations for their explorations in boundaries and colour.

Special thanks to our competition judges: Justine Fox, Co-Founder of colour design agency Calzada Fox, Sarah Evans, Creative Director at architecturally inspired design studio Oscar Francis London, and artist Zsofia Schweger, known for colour relationships and interiors in her paintings, and to all those who attended – the evening was a great success!

LFA guest @StockdaleUK said of the event via Twitter “Excellent therapeutic colouring-in fun tonight @czwg @LFArchitecture. Great, in fact unbelievable, work from the winner who wasn't afraid to ignore the lines!”

CZWG’s Kevin Wang said: “We had such a fantastic turn out on the night. Our team had a lot of fun creating the bespoke line drawings of our projects for the competition, and it was great to see so many people keen to turn their hand to a bit of creative colouring!”.

Image Credit: Luke O'Donovan