British architecture has been divided for two decades. On the one side are the "iconic" architects, such as Zaha Hadid, who use extravagant forms in their projects, and on the other are those architects who prefer more subtle details over loud shapes. But, Owen Hopkins, curator of "Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture," wanted to explore the architects who freely design their projects without worrying about thoughts from their peers, such as John Vanbrugh's stunning Elizabethan palaces.
The exhibition includes big–name architects, such as Robert Smythson, John Vanbrugh, John Soane, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and James Stirling, but also features lesser-known firms, like CR Cockerell and HS Goodhart-Rendel. Featured architects were chosen for their commitment to their outsider visions. London–based firm FAT Architecture has recently excelled at this concept, producing provocative pieces such as their Castle Park.
To see more about the exhibition, visit The Guardian.
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