"Britain is rich with forgotten architecture: extraordinary buildings, structures and ideas that helped define the landscape of their time and the technology of the future, but which are often unknown to the general public."
Lesser Known Architecture is an ongoing photographic research project by Theo Simpson that seeks to document these structures, bringing their existence (and sometimes their plight) to a wider audience and acknowledges the architects and engineers who created such inspiring work.
The original Design Museum exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone, featured ten lesser known architectural sites across London nominated by leading architecture critics. These were presented in a series of offset prints and Tank installation designed by Ben McLaughlin, and displayed as part of London Festival of Architecture in 2013. The touring exhibition features 30 framed prints, taking in sites not only in the capital, but across the United Kingdom as a whole.
"Lesser Known Architecture presents an architectural epitaph for a forgotten era."
Download the exhibition proposal here
Photography: Theo Simpson
Guest Curator: Elias Redstone
Graphic Design: Ben McLaughlin
Tour Venues: National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire 22 November 2014 – 20 March 2015 Available: April 2015 onwards
Space: 50 linear metres approx.
Hire Fee: On request