London’s Cityscape Spotlighted in June

  • The Stockwell Bus Garage, made of concrete, is one of London's many architectural wonders.

    The Stockwell Bus Garage, made of concrete, is one of London's many architectural wonders.

  • London's growing skyline is one of the focal points of this year's festival.

    London's growing skyline is one of the focal points of this year's festival.

  • Installations such as the Floating Cinema pop up around the city throughout the month of June

    Installations such as the Floating Cinema pop up around the city throughout the month of June

  • The Rainforest Pavilion with

    The Rainforest Pavilion with "stalactites" dripping onto miniature trees is a centerpiece of this year's festival.

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Throughout June, the annual London Festival of Architecture once again casts its gaze across the ever-changing skyline of the British capital. This year’s edition will feature more than 150 citywide events and installations including a public debate titled “Does London Need More Tall Towers?” and a showcase of émigré architects. The centerpiece of the proceedings is the Rainforest pavilion in Bedford Square, designed by Chilean German architecture firm GUN. Fabric stalactites drip water into a field of treelike structures—one of the festival’s many insights into the influence of structure on site. –Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Capital Assets”).

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