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Exhibition: Atlas of the Unbuilt World, London

The British Council has announced details of Atlas of the Unbuilt World, an international exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture 2013 that will open at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal Ear Hospital, on 7 June. Designed by Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio, the exhibition will showcase architectural models of future projects from around the globe by some of the most by exciting practices and emerging studios working today. As part of the exhibition a 3D printer will live-print submissions for a week at the venue; giving architects, students and designers the chance to submit their work.

Atlas of the Unbuilt World will provide a snap-shot of the future of architecture hosting over 60 models, from 40 countries. Projects on display will include a new museum planned for Troy, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, by Yalin Mimarlik Architects (Turkey); a prototype floating school earmarked for Lagos by NLE (Nigeria); and a masterplan for Kiruna a mining town that will literally move location brick by brick over the next 30 years due to subsidence by White Arkitekter (Sweden). The projects have been nominated by international experts including architects, academics and writers and representatives from London’s embassies and cultural institutes.

In addition, architects practicing both in the UK and internationally are encouraged to submit their work to an unprecedented live 3D printing project run by London based agency 3Dpeasy. An open call via twitter #boteAtlas has launched and full instructions can be found on www.backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org and the 3Dpeasy website. There is a fee of £150 per project that will go towards the cost of the printing and shipping to the participants and visitors will be able to witness the process live.

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