Spring

A Place to Call Home: Where we live and why

16 February 2012 - 28 April 2012

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Tuesdays until 10pm
*Please note the gallery is closed on bank holidays

Venue:

Gallery One, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Description:

Home is an essential part of us all. The houses, flats, tower blocks and estates that we live in are extensions of our everyday lives. They are practical places - buildings for us to eat or sleep in - yet for most, home is the most expensive thing that we ever buy, a complex thing offering a lifetime of investment and preoccupation.

This new RIBA exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charts the story of the design and appeal of everyday homes in the UK. It explores the advent of mass building from the late 18th century, through to the present day via suburban expansion and post-war experiment.

It reveals the characteristics of a British obsession and the experiments that have shaped how and where we live.

A Place to Call Home on tour - Liverpool
15 June - 9 September
Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront L1

Part of the RIBA's Home Season 16 February - 28 April 2012| - talks, displays, film screenings and more.

RIBA Bookshop Online
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Discover a range of great books celebrating the home. Browse online titles and 1000s of others in the RIBA Bookshop at Portland Place.

Fees:

Free admission

Contact:

Admission to all RIBA exhibitions is free. Please note, galleries may be closed early for special events. Call +44 (0)20 7307 3694 to check opening times.

Organiser:

RIBA

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