Working in Architecture
Galerie d'Architecture, Paris
"Working in philosophy—like work in architecture in many respects—is really more a working on oneself. On one’s own interpretation. On one’s way of seeing things (And what one expects of them)."
Ludwig Wittgenstein, diary entry, May 1931
To coincide with the publication of Working in Architecture, JFA curated an exhibition of the same title at Galerie d’Architecture in Paris. The title Working in Architecture is based on the above personal diary entry by Ludwig Wittgenstein and resonates with Jamie who feels that it speaks of a desire for the working lives of architects to be directed inwardly, as well as towards our clients, our colleagues and the public who inhabit our work.
The exhibition ran from 18 April to 16 May 2015 and was in essence, a physical manifestation of the book. The aim was to not only convey the finished products of an architecture practice but also, in some way, to make plain the process of design inherent in the work. It demonstrated the making of things and the materiality that is explored in our practice.
A wide range of our projects were represented, and displayed in such a way to demonstrate the evolution of an architecture practice over time. Six 2.4m-long light boxes and a set of ten bespoke aluminium tables were designed and installed to display photographs, drawings and artefacts relating to a variety of the practice’s past and present projects.